'An Exceptional Filly': First Foal Arrives For Pleasant Acres' Leinster - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

‘An Exceptional Filly’: First Foal Arrives For Pleasant Acres’ Leinster

The first foal by Pleasant Acres Stallions resident Leinster, a filly out of Cool O Toole.

Pleasant Acres Stallions is excited to announce the arrival of Leinster's first foal – a filly out of Cool O Toole (Treasure Beach x O'Toole, by Distorted Humor) – bred by Joe and Helen Barbazon.

 “Leinster was a great addition to the stallion barn at Pleasant Acres Stallions,” said Helen Barbazon. “It's very exciting to see him produce such an exceptional filly in his first crop. We look forward to following this beautiful foal's career.”

Leinster began his stallion career at Pleasant Acres Stallions in 2022 and he stands for $5000.

He won the Grade 3 Troy Stakes – defeating multiple graded stakes winner and world record-setter Disco Partner and multiple graded stakes winner Pure Sensation while setting his first track record that day, covering 5 1/2 furlongs on the Mellon Turf Course in 1:00.23 – breaking the old track record of 1:00.46 held by Lady Shipman.

He went on to set a Keeneland course record – 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:00.86 – in the $150,000 G2 Shakertown Stakes, where he beat Extravagant Kid – one of five times he defeated his multiple graded stakes-winning rival in graded events.

In 2019, Leinster beat multiple Grade 1-winning half-brother Stormy Liberal in the six-furlong $700,000 G3 Runhappy Turf Sprint at Kentucky Downs.

At five, Leinster won the $150,000 G2 Woodford Stakes after finishing second in the race the previous year.  He finished third in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, defeating sensational multiple Grade 1 winner Got Stormy.

In his final campaign, he won the $100,000 G3 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Stakes.

Out of the Royal Academy champion-producing mare Vassar, Leinster is half-brother to two-time Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal – the champion turf male of 2018.

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