So Surreal p,2,1:49.4 (Somebeachsomehwere–Must See), the half-brother to Well Said, has been sold and will stand at stud at Cameo Hills Farm in Montgomery, NY, in 2014. He suffered a broken coffin bone while preparing for the Governor's Cup and has been retired. He was trained and co-owned by Ray Schnittker, who is retaining an interest in the horse.
So Surreal is the second fastest 2-year-old of 2013, winning an International Stallion Stake division at The Red Mile in 1:49.4. So Surreal debuted at the Meadowlands on June 1 and won his first freshman race in 1:55.4 ,coming his own last quarter in :26. Next he won at the Meadowlands in 1:55, again with a last quarter in :26 and change. So Surreal then ventured to Pennsylvania and won two Sire Stake events, in 1:53.1 and 1:53.3. He was also second in the Bluegrass (defeating the fastest 2-year-old of 2013, Somestarsomewhere) and third in his Breeders Crown elimination before his unfortunate accident.
He becomes the first son of Somebeachsomewhere to stand at stud and retires with just shy of $100,000 earned this year as a 2-year-old. So Surreal's dam is Must See p,2,1:52 ($487,122) and he was a $125,000 yearling.
Cameo Hills Farm has committed 12 of their best mares to So Surreal, including Sweetheart winner Pedigree Snob, Donkey's Can Talk (a sister to Put On A Show), $750,000 winner Please Me Please, $465,000 winner Under Your Spell and several others.
His service fee for 2014 will be $2,500 payable upon live foal. (Cameo Hills)