Ocala, Florida (January 24, 2020) – Long On Value – standing at Pleasant Acres Stallions – sired his first reported foal January 22, 2020 when a colt was born in Ocala, FL at Hidden Oaks Farm, for Just For Fun Stables.
The colt is out of Valid Meadow – a Kentucky mare out of Unchained Appeal (FL) and a daughter of Valid Appeal. Valid Appeal won the Grade 2 Dwyer Handicap at Belmonth Park, and placed in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special Stakes (Saratoga), the Grade 2 Futurity Stakes (Belmont Park), the Grade 2 Saranac Stakes (Belmont Park), and the Grade 2 Jerome Handicap (Belmonte Park). Valid Meadow’s sire, Meadowlake, broke his maiden by 22 lengths at the Grade 1 Arlington-Washington Futurity at Hawthorne, and raced undefeated in his career. Meadowlake was the sire of 54 stakes winners.
“Like father like son. This colt has a great shoulder, strong hip, and a lot of leg,” said Charles Weston of Hidden Oaks Farm. “We are expecting another Long On Value foal in two weeks and I’m confident it will be as good as this one.”
Long On Value is a multiple Graded Stakes Winner and millionaire. With 32 starts, Long On Value finished in the top four in 22 races, including 12 graded stakes. During his long career, Long On Value won eight stakes, including the $300,000 Grade 1 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine (at age seven), the $200,000 Grade 2 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita (at three), and the $150,000 Grade 3 Canadian Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park (at four). He was second – by a nose – in the $1,000,000 Grade 1 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai in 2017 (at six), and third in the Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes and Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes at Keeneland.
Campaigning at 15 tracks in four countries (U.S., Canada, England, Dubai) Long On Value WON on dirt and turf, while going short and long, and earning more than $1.13 million! With a long racing career that spanned six seasons, Long On Value received seven triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures and was 60% in the money.
The son of Value Plus, by Unbridled’s Song, Long On Value stands at Pleasant Acres Stallions for $2,500. Established in 1983, Pleasant Acres Farms, owned by Joseph and Helen Barbazon, was honored by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners’ Association as the 2009 Florida Breeder of the Year, in addition to being awarded the 2008 Needles Award for Outstanding Small Breeder.
The Pleasant Acres Stallions stallion division was launched in 2014. Besides Long On Value, Amira’s Prince, Beau Choix, Bucchero, Handsome Mike, Neolithic, Ride On Curlin, and Treasure Beach stand at the farm.
For more information about Long On Value, please contact Pleasant Acres Stallions at 352-528-2885 and visit www.PleasantAcresStallions.com.