Beaumond Hanover sold to Pollack/Cullipher
January 05, 2021
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Standardbred Canada is reporting that multiple Ontario Sires Stakes winner Beaumond Hanover has been sold in advance of his 4-year-old campaign.
The son of Sportswriter-Bittersweet Terror amassed a solid 6-6-1 summary as a sophomore for owner and trainer Jack Darling after an abbreviated freshman season with four wins and five starts. A $45,000 yearling, Beaumond Hanover banked $325,623 in his 20 lifetime starts while taking a mark of 1:49.1 in Ontario Sires Stakes action at Woodbine Mohawk Park in July.
Darling admitted that it will hard to see a horse of that caliber leave his stable but the reality of racing a 4 year old with his credentials surely equates to a fair amount of travel on the Grand Circuit.
"The thing with a horse like him: to make that kind of money, you've got to travel, you've got to race him in some stakes,” said Darling. “And I just don't want to do that myself anymore. I would have had to send him to a trainer down there.
"That's how I make my living. If you can buy them, make some money with them, and then sell them for a good profit at the end of it, that's as good as it gets."
Beaumond Hanover was sold for an undisclosed amount to Pollack Racing LLC and trainer Jeff Cullipher. The sale leaves Darling with a stable of 10 horses—five 2 year olds and five 3 year olds—with hopes that another promising young horse like O'Brien Award finalist Bulldog Hanover can take over the role of stable star.
"He is a special type of horse and you wouldn't mind keeping a horse like (Beaumond Hanover) around, but the right price came along," said Darling. (with files from SC)