Sir Dudley Digges Sold For Dual Career As Stallion, Eventer

Sir Dudley Digges, the winner of the 2016 Queen’s Plate, has been sold to Signature Equestrian in Stayner, Ontario, where he will both stand as a stallion and be trained for hunter and jumper events, Canadian Thoroughbred reports.

The 9-year-old son of Gio Ponti entered stud last year at the Ontario farm of Cole Bennett, who purchased the horse for $6,700 at the 2020 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. He did not have any activity on The Jockey Club’s Report of Mares Bred last year in terms of Thoroughbred mares, and Bennett kept riding the stallion.

Bennett listed Sir Dudley Digges for sale last week on social media, which drew attention from a broad spectrum of the North American racing sphere. He was ultimately sold to Candice Rainey of Signature Equestrian, which has experience standing Paint Horse stallions, and offers a variety of services from breeding and boarding to show training.

Sir Dudley Digges won seven of 32 career starts and made $939,690. In addition to his Queen’s Plate score, he won the Old Friends Stakes at Kentucky Downs, guaranteeing him a spot at Old Friends Equine Retirement in Kentucky, should he need it. Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey also shipped the horse to Barbados, where he won the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup in 2018.

Read more at Canadian Thoroughbred.

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