November 12

HARLINGTON, a regally-bred Grade 2 winner, will join the squad of stallions set to continue their stud careers in Saudi Arabia after selling to Chad Schumer, acting as agent.

Harlington was a six-time winner for Tom Albertrani who earned $370,000. He enjoyed his finest moment when successful in the Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) but also ran fourth in the Suburban Handicap (G1) and Pimlico Special Handicap (G1).

"We're very tickled to have him," Schumer told the DRF. "You wouldn't find a better pedigree than that, and he's a stunning individual, pure class. I think he's done better than he's been given credit for, and he's a young, promising, fairly dirt-type of stallion. He really fit the profile."

On the recent deals made to send stallions to Saudi Arabia, Schumer continued: "We continually seek out stallions in the US. Their preference is a proven stallion. Every now and then, we'll buy a stallion prospect, I would say 80 per cent of the ones we've bought have been stallions at stud and 20 per cent stallion prospects, at most." 

Harlington formerly stood at Winding Oaks Farm in Florida. From three crops of racing age, he is the sire of stakes winners Uzziel, winner of this year's Santa Paul Stakes (G3), and Srta Aleidy C, a top-class filly in Puerto Rico.

By Unbridled, Harlington is out of the outstanding champion Serena's Song, whose 18 victories included the Mother Goose Stakes (G1), Beldame Stakes (G1) and Haskell Invitational (G1). The daughter of Rahy has been just as brilliant at stud, producing Group 1 winner Sophisticat and Grade 2 winner Grand Reward in addition to Harlington. Serena's Song is also the granddam of promising young Irish sire Vocalised.