Multiple graded stakes winner Sombeyay has retired to stand at stud at Swifty Farms in Seymour, Ind. The half-brother to Grade 3 Florida Oaks winner Domain Expertise, will stand for $3,000 stands and nurses.
The son of Into Mischief and out of the Limehouse mare, Teroda, retires with earnings in excess of $480,000. This, after a three-year career that saw the precocious colt break his maiden his first time out at Gulfstream Park, winning by 6 1/4 lengths on the dirt for then owner Starlight Racing. He would then finish second in a listed stakes before taking the Grade 3 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga, beating eventual Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Knicks Go and eventual G1 Alfred G. Handicap winner Lexitonian.
At the age of four, Sombeyay hit a staggering 120 Equibase rating winning the G3 Canadian Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Sombeyay’s first trainer, Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher liked what he saw from the colt while racing under him.
“He’s won graded stakes on two different surfaces, and that’s hard to do,” he told the media in 2020.
In mid-2020, Swifty Farms purchased the young stallion and continued racing him under trainer Peter Miller, hitting the board in four graded stakes.
“Sombeyay is a very correct, well-balanced individual that will catch your eye every time you see him,” says Jerri Harmon, manager at Swifty Farms. “Couple all of that with dual-surface speed…that makes the prospect of his future as a sire just electrifying.”
The colt joins an already established stallion roster that has seen two enticing additions already this year with millionaire Sleepy Eyes Todd and multiple graded stakes placer American Pastime.
“It’s very exciting to offer such a diverse group of stallions for 2022,” says Harmon. “Swifty Farms now offers stallions to meet the needs of almost any breeder.”
Sombeyay joins an already full roster at Swifty Farms that includes newcomers American Pastime (Tapizar, $1,500) and Sleepy Eyes Todd (Paddy O’Prado, $3,500) and established stallions Guys Reward (Grand Reward, $1,000), Isotherm (Lonhro, $1,500), Pass Rush (Crown Ambassador, $1,500), Pataky Kid (Rockport Harbor, $2,000), Ready’s Image (More Than Ready, $2,000) and Unbridled Express (Unbridled’s Song, private treaty).
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