Stallion In Summation Quietly Doing a Great Job in Florida
Stallion In Summation Quietly Doing a Great Job in Florida: A few years ago, the stallion Put It Back was considered one of the latest representative of the In Reality sire line and therefore Man o’ War sire line. Put It Back, a son of Honour and Glory out of Miss Shoplifter, by Exuberant, finished his career with a record of five consecutive wins out of seven starts.
Put It Back’s last race was the 2001 Riva Ridge Stakes over seven furlongs at Belmont Park. The horse set fast fractions of :21.98, :44.43, and 1:08.59 and stopped the clock in 1:21.76 to win by a neck.
After that race, Put it Back was retired and entered stud in 2002 at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala and shuttled to South America, specifically to Brazil and Argentina. Put It Back had some success in Florida, siring Grade I stakes winner In Summation and Grade II stakes winner Smokey Stover, among others. Put It Back’s success was highly translated to the Southern Hemisphere since he sired two-year-old champions Nitido, Sky Pilot, and Triple Crown winner Bal A Bali.
When most people thought the In Reality Sire line was dying, Florida gave a boost to it with In Summation, who entered stud in 2010 at Ocala Stud Farm with a $4,000 stud fee. The first year, In Summation finished second on the first crop sire list, beaten only by Two Step Salsa who produced the ill-fated Dance With Fate.
The next year (2014), In Summation was second again on the second crop sire list, this time $455,501 below Two Step Salsa; again, Dance With Fate made the difference. At this point the ability of In Summation as a regional sire was demonstrated.
Finally, in 2015, In Summation led the third crop sire list, highlighted by Calculator, winner of the Sham Stakes (GIII), and the stakes-placed Summation Time. In Summation was also fifth on the general sire list in Florida.
Currently, In Summation is fifth in the general list, represented especially well by R Girls a Charmer who conquered the Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in January but finished a distant fourth place in the Davona Dale Stakes (GII) won by Oaks prospect Cathryn Sophia last week.
Interestingly, In Summation has demonstrated that his progeny not only win restricted races but are also able to win open races and graded stakes races, mostly in races below one mile. Calculator could be an exception, though. In Summation’s stud fee is still $2,500, a little low considering the achievements of the stallion lately.
Sometimes stallions over the world are underestimated, and sometimes others are overhyped. In Summation is probably in the first group right now. He certainly deserves better opportunities in the near future.