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Gone Astray Moves To Pleasant Acres Stallions In Florida

Gone Astray

Pleasant Acres Stallions is excited to announce the arrival of Gone Astray (Dixie Union / Illicit, by Mr. Prospector) to their successful stallion breeding facilities. His fee for 2022 is $2,500.

Gone Astray is a multiple graded stakes winner of $1,125,162 by Dixie Union, out of the Mr. Prospector mare Illicit. He won the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby, the G2 Ohio Derby, and the G3 Salvatore Mile. He was seven times stakes-placed and averaged up to $87,595 per start during his career.

Gone Astray entered into stud in 2012 and from there, he proved his dominance in the industry as a prolific and consistent producer. As of Oct. 27, he has accumulated $12,784,589 in progeny earnings with an average of $49,361 per starter. Out of 259 runners, he has 175 winners that include 10 black type winners, 19 black type placed, and two graded stakes winners. Consistently on the leading Florida sire lists, Gone Astray was the number-three first-crop sire (2015), number-two second crop sire (2016), the number-three third crop sire (2017) 4th crop sire (2018), number-four fifth crop sire (2019), and number-three sixth crop sire (2020).

As a stallion, Gone Astray has been extremely well received and has proven success with his progeny. Some of his prominent runners to date include:

  • Three Rules (Gone Astray / Joy Rules, by Full Mandate) won five out of six races as a 2-year-old – four black type. He won the 2017 G3 Carry Back Stakes at Gulfstream Park, placed second in the 2017 G2 Swale Stakes, and was third in the 2017 G2 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes. Career earnings: $971,825.
  • Noble Drama (Gone Astray / Queen Drama, by Burning Roma) won the 2018 FTBOA Silver Charm Florida Sire Stakes (black type), the 2018 FTBOA Florida Sire Wildcat Heir Stakes (black type), the 2020 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes (black type), and the 2020 Benny The Bull Stakes (black type). Career earnings to date: $742,837.
  • Starship Bonita (Gone Astray / Happy Honeymoon, by Honour and Glory) won the 2017 FTBOA Florida Sire Susan's Girl Stakes (black type), the 2018 Sheer Drama Stakes (black type), and the 2021 Sheer Drama Stakes (black type) just last month. Career earnings to date: $577,237.
  • Shifty She (Gone Astray / Perilous Hope, by Strong Hope) won the 2021 Powder Break Stakes (black type), the 2021 Ginger Punch Stakes (black type), and the 2021 G3 Noble Damsel Stakes. Career earnings to date: $317,395.

“Gone Astray has been a complete success since he entered into stud in 2012. We are excited to bring him to Pleasant Acres Stallions, where he can continue to produce graded stakes and black type winners for our Florida breeders,” said Joe Barbazon. “Gone Astray isn't a gamble for breeders. He is currently 10th on the lifetime sires by progeny earnings list behind some stallions who began their careers decades ago.”

Gone Astray joins stallions Amira's Prince, Bellavia, Breaking Lucky, Bucchero, Curlin's Honor, Gunnevera, Handsome Mike, Leinster, Long On Value, Neolithic, No Never No More, Ride On Curlin, and Sweetontheladies, at the 220-acre farm located just northwest of Ocala. Pleasant Acres Stallions has received many accolades for excellence, including 2017 Florida Freshman Sire of the Year for Poseidon's Warrior, 2017 DRF Florida-bred Beyer Award, 2009 Florida Breeder of the Year, 2009 Florida Broodmare of the Year, Breeder of the 2009 Florida Horse of the Year, and was ranked third in the nation for leading breeders in 2009 by average earnings per starter with 10 or more starters.

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