Star sprinter Mind Your Biscuits sold to stand in Japan

Mind Your Biscuits gets up on the line to win the Golden Shaheen in March after a dramatic surge in the home straight. Photo: Michele MacDonald

Multiple G1 winner Mind Your Biscuits, the richest New York-bred in history, has been sold to Shadai Farm in Japan and will stand at stud there at the conclusion of his racing career.

The 5-year-old son of Posse is currently pointing to the prestigious G1 Metropolitan Handicap, on June 9 at Belmont Park under the care of his trainer, Chad Summers.

“This horse, has taken us on an unforgettable journey across the world, and has shown up with his best effort each and every time,” Summers said. “While it will be tough to let him go, we are excited to welcome Mr Teruya Yoshida and his Shadai Farm to the Mind Your Biscuits family and look forward to seeing his babies run for many years to come.”

With a record of seven wins, eight seconds and three thirds from 21 lifetime starts and $3,719,286 in earnings, Mind Your Biscuits has won three G1s - the 2016 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Park and back-to-back runnings of the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen, at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night.

In addition, he scored in the G2 Amsterdam Stakes at Saratoga, and has placed in seven other stakes, five Graded, including runner-up and third place finishes in the 2016 and 2017 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, respectively.

Mind Your Biscuits will remain with Summers for the duration of his 2018 campaign. Shadai will partner with current ownership group - J. Stables LLC, M. Scott Summers, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Chad Summers, Daniel Summers and Michael E. Kisber - before plans call for him to depart to Japan for the 2019 breeding season.

‘Biscuits’, as he his known around the barn and to his fans, was a $47,000 Keeneland January 2014 purchase who failed to meet his reserve in the Fasig-Tipton 2014 Saratoga New York Bred Yearling sale, where he was purchased in part by the Summers family.

He also failed to meet his reserve at the 2015 April Ocala Breeders’ Sale, where Summers and J. Stables bought out the previous connections. The sale to Shadai Farm was brokered by Eugenio Colombo Bloodstock.

“Mr Yoshida is thrilled to acquire this horse. He thinks he will be the perfect stallion for Shadai because they want to put more brilliance and speed into their bloodlines,” said Columbo. “We are also very happy the horse will remain with Chad Summers the rest of the season and look forward to seeing the completion of his historic career.”

Bred in New York by Samantha Will Baccari’s Jumping Jack Racing, Mind Your Biscuits is the third foal out of the Toccet mare Jazzmane, an unraced half-sister to the champion Canadian 3-year-old filly Kimchi.

Mind Your Biscuits will stand alongside 29 other stallions at the Shadai base, including the world’s third-ranked sire, Deep Impact, fellow sprinting sensation Lord Kanaloa and old rival Drefong.

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