December 9, 2015
Four-time Grade 1 winner Tonalist has been retired and will stand the 2016 season at Lane’s End Farm.
One of the top older horses this year, Tonalist has won six Graded Stakes from a mile to a mile and a half with earnings over $3.6m. He has run triple digit Beyers in all of his seven starts this year, including the Cigar Mile (G1) and a repeat win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1). Through sixteen lifetime starts, nine of which came in G1 company, he’s been off the board only twice. His career best 111 Beyer is the 4th highest up to a mile this year. A leading three year old in 2014, Tonalist won three graded stakes including the Belmont (G1) and the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) becoming the second three year old to accomplish that feat since Easy Goer in 1989.
“Tapit is the most important stallion in America and Tonalist is his best son” said Will Farish. “Tonalist is his only G1 winning son at a mile and a quarter, from a tremendous female family. He’s exactly the kind of stallion we want to stand.”
Bill Farish continued, “We’re in the business of classic thoroughbreds and he certainly fits our program. A.P. Indy, Lemon Drop Kid, Union Rags won races like the Belmont and Gold Cup and we are confident Tonalist will continue that success.”
From the Pleasant Colony mare, Settling Mist, Tonalist descends from the immediate female family of multiple Grade 1 winner Riskaverse and Horse of the Year, Havre de Grace.
“I want to thank Christophe Clement and his team for their great work. This horse retired sound and only ran on lasix. What he’s been able to accomplish is a great testament to the horsemanship of Christophe,” said owner R.S. Evans. “I’m very excited to partner with Lane’s End on the next stage of this horse’s career. Tonalist will be a great fit there. They have an excellent reputation of making racehorses like him into prolific stallions.”
Tonalist will stand for $40,000 LFSN and will be available for inspection at Lane’s End by appointment. Please call Chance Timm, Jill McCully or Levana Capria for more information at 859-873-7300.