Father Nelson Moves To Flowing Acres Farm In West Virginia - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Father Nelson Moves To Flowing Acres Farm In West Virginia

Father Nelson, a winning half-brother to multiple graded stakes winner Champali, has been acquired by Michael Ingrassia's Flowing Acres Farm, and he will relocate to the Charles Town, W.V. farm for 2022.

The 16-year-old son of Unbridled's Song previously stood privately for a West Virginia breeder. He has sired just four foals, but two of them are winners.

Father Nelson was highly touted as a 2-year-old, but faced injury setbacks that kept him from making his debut until the summer of his 4-year-old season. He won one of seven starts before injury once again derailed his career, and led him to stud duty.

Bred in Kentucky by McKee Stables, Father Nelson is out of the winning Dixieland Band mare Radioactivity, whose 10 foals to race are all winners, including four-time Grade 3 winner Champali, multiple stakes winner Drexel Monorail, and trio of stakes-producing fillies. His extended family includes Grade 3 winner Shemozzle and Irish Group 1-placed Oakworth.

“We decided after visiting and inspection of Father Nelson that he is ready for continuation of his stud career,” Ingrassia said. “He is truly remarkable specimen and has matured beautifully through the years, and is ready to continue on his sires world class legacy. Based on his world-class pedigree and the proven ¬†success from his immediate family members it is our belief that he is a must-breed stallion.”

Father Nelson joins a roster at Flowing Acres that also includes Lukes Alley, Hello Broadway, Duke of Mischief, and Lord of Greatness. They will all stand for a complementary fee to approved mares.

“We believe the five stallions we present to the horsemen of West Virginia will continue to make the quality of racing in West Virginia grow to compete not just within the state's sire program, but be able to go on the road and compete in top events in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.”

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