Dragon Again retired from stallion duties
April 12, 2017
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Dragon Again, a sire of winners of over $122 million, is officially retired from stallion duties effective Tuesday, April 11. The 22-year-old stallion, himself a world champion and winner of over $2.3 million, will live out his retirement at Delaware, Ohio's Sugar Valley Farm, where he has been standing stud since 2014.
"We made the decision in the best interest of ‘Dragon,'" said Joe McLead, co-owner of Sugar Valley Farm. "As syndicate manager I consulted with Mr. Mullinax, who owned him throughout his racing career and is still his majority shareholder, as well as Hanover Shoe Farms's Dr. Jablonsky and Jim Simpson, where he stood the majority of his career. ‘Dragon' doesn't owe anyone and has been a huge asset to our wonderful sport and will continue to be in the years to come. I would like to thank everyone who has supported him and helped in his success, both at Hanover and Sugar Valley Farm."
For his stallion career, Dragon Again has an impact on the Standardbred breed from beginning to end. Foiled Again, the richest Standardbred of all time with earnings over $7.5 million and counting, was a foal of his 2004 crop. More recently, he was the sire of 2015 North America Cup winner Wakizashi Hanover. He was the sire of the 2016 sales topper at the Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale, the colt Allgonowhoa, who sold for $80,000. (Sugar Valley)