Unraced Lost Victory Proves To Be Prominent Indiana Stallion
Unraced Lost Victory Proves To Be Prominent Indiana Stallion: Usually, we associate the good sires with horses that won graded stakes races, and, effectively, the best opportunities are given to stallions that excelled on the track for obvious reasons. It is presumed that these horses have the highest chance of transferring their potential to their offspring. In contrast, with unraced stallions, success is totally uncertain until an attempt is made. In the modern era, we can count on our fingers unraced horses that have been successful as sires, and most of those have been so only in their regions. Tilt The Stars had some success in Florida before he was sold to South America, Staff Writer was a very good sire in Washington, Aferd was a leading sire in North Dakota, and West Acre produced a lot of winners in Florida. This time, we will not highlight well-known stallions but will seek out a lesser known horse.
Lost Victory, a son of Victory Gallop and Lost Creek Slew, by Slew City Slew, was bred on Circle S Ranch, Inc., in Indiana. He was never unveiled on the track, but he has been doing extremely well as a stallion in Indiana with just one registered foal in 2012 and three foals in 2013. Hebe’s Victory, a three-year-old filly by Lost Victory, has a record of two wins out of four starts, including a fourth-place finish in the Indiana First Lady Stakes. Easy Victory, a two-year-old filly, won by ten lengths in her debut at Indiana Grand Race Course, giving the impression she could compete in another state where the level is higher. Due to these results, we have been astonished by the good performance Lost Victory is having as a stallion with minimum support, so we contacted via email Tom Bozhart, General Manager of Mari George Racing LLC, who owns Lost Victory and the majority of his progeny.
It is rare to see unraced stallions, so when their connections give them an opportunity, it is typically for some good reason. “Lost Victory had an injury that kept him from racing. The trainer liked him and said he had some talent, so Mrs. George decided to retire him from racing,” Mr Bozhart said.
Mrs. George has been in the horse business for around 40 years, and she has always looked after her horses after racing, getting excellent results. “She had success with another homebred stallion, Fast Ferdie, in the Indiana program. He was one of the leading sires during his stallion career. Mrs. George wanted to give Lost Victory a chance starting out with some of her mares. Due to downsizing, we sold Easy Victory and her dam privately, and we kept Hebe’s Victory and Victory Circle,” Mr Bozhart stated.
Nevertheless, Circle S Ranch has been a bit cautious with Lost Victory since he never showed his talent in an official race. “We did not breed any mares to Lost Victory this past year. We wanted to see how his limited foal crops ran. We did breed some of our quarter horse mares to him and have some nice offspring,” Mr Bhozart said.
The Circle S. Ranch team is very excited about the incredible performances Lost Victory’s foals are having on the track. Tom Bozhart added, “Hebe’s Victory has been very consistent, and Victory Circle is showing promise.”
These kinds of stories are what make the sport great. It’s important to remember that even at minor tracks there are people who work hard and with passion to keep horse racing afloat.
Easy Victory wins easily in debut at Indiana Grand Race Course:
Lady and The Track would like to thank Tom Bhozart for taking the time to talk to us. We look forward to seeing Lost Victory’s progeny stand out around the country.