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Chesapeake Farm Announces ‘Breed Smart’ Incentive For Moretti

Moretti wins the Birdstone Stakes

Chesapeake Farm is proud to announce the availability of stakes winner and multiple Grade 2-placed Moretti for his first breeding season in 2023.

Moretti is the son of Grade 1 Winner Rigoletta and perennial top stallion and sire of sires Medaglia d'Oro. During his career, he ran on the competitive New York circuit for Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher, winning the Flat Out Stakes and the Birdstone Stakes, and placing in the Grade 2 Suburban Stakes and the G2 Brooklyn Stakes He retired with four wins and seven places, earning $367,250.

Moretti's striking looks were evident as a yearling, when he commanded $900,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. He is a strong, athletic, gorgeous stallion who is sure to bring his combination of pedigree, talent and beauty to the breeding shed.

Moretti comes from a deep female family of Grade 1 runners. Aside from being out of a Grade 1 winner and sired by a Grade 1 winner, he is the half-brother to 2017 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Champion Battle of Midway. His female family also includes Grade 1 winner Patternrecognition, champion Musical Romance, and numerous other graded stakes winners. He enters the 2023 breeding season with a $5,000 LFSH fee.

To help breeders make informed decisions, Chesapeake Farm is offering “Breed Smart” incentives to breeders who come to view Moretti before the breeding sheds open on Feb, 14.

Moretti's owner and breeder, Thor-Bred Stables, has established a reputation for breeding quality horses from a small operation of annually breeding between four to 12 mares. Thor-Bred Stables has been noted by industry players for its in-depth research into mating matches and wants to use the same tools to help breeders make informed decisions. For a limited time only, breeders who come to view Moretti will receive a free written report that analyzes their chosen mare with Moretti and three other stallions of the breeders' choice using TrueNicks ratings, G1 Goldmine ratings, Pedigrees 360 ratings, as well as assessment of family racing propensities, pedigree blends, and physical matches.

“We want to provide breeders with all the information they need to make the best choice for their mare,” said Pavla Nygaard of Thor-Bred Stables LLC. “By offering these reports, we are confident that breeders will see the advantages of breeding to Moretti, who has a unique blend of proven talent and stamina, a gorgeous appearance and pedigree.”

Chesapeake Farm is located in the heart of the Bluegrass region in Lexington, Ky, and is known for its top-quality facilities, personalized service and raising durable top-class horses like Kentucky Derby winner and 2-year old Champion Street Sense.

“We are excited to welcome breeders to Chesapeake Farm to see Moretti in person,” said Collier Mathes, Chesapeake Farm's owner. “We believe that Moretti has the potential to be a top sire, comes at a superb value, and we are eager to share his talents with breeders who are looking for a young gorgeous stallion with a bright future. Call us today to visit the farm, get to know us and how we can serve you this breeding season.”

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