Diamond B Farm in Mohrsville, Penn., will add two new stallions to its roster for the 2019 breeding season, with the relocation of classic-placed Social Inclusion and the retirement of Grade 3-placed Eastwood. Social Inclusion will stand for an advertised fee of $5,000, and Eastwood will stand for $2,500.
Social Inclusion, an impressive track record-breaker and classic performer, will relocate from John and Susan Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla.
“He was a super impressive racehorse… we are always trying to get good sire power in Pennsylvania and I think we've succeeded in identifying a horse like him,” Glen Brok of Diamond B Farm said. “He's got a great disposition. He's a big horse, standing 16.3 hands; he's got a lot of bone, with a big hip and shoulder. He's built like a horse that can get you both speed and distance.”
Social Inclusion is one of the fastest sons of the exceptional stallion Pioneerof the Nile, who also sired Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Social Inclusion and American Pharoah are his track record-setting sons.
Campaigned by Rontos Racing Stable Corp., Social Inclusion demonstrated pure, raw talent in his first two starts. He broke his maiden first time out by a decisive 7 ½ lengths, going six furlongs in 1:09.35 at Gulfstream Park.
In his second start, he won an open allowance race in wire-to-wire fashion, defeating future champion older horse Honor Code by 10 lengths, and covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.97, a new track record.
Social Inclusion followed that effort with respectable third-place finishes in the G1 Wood Memorial (won by Wicked Strong), G1 Preakness Stakes (won by California Chrome), and G2 Woody Stephens (won by Bayern). He completed his race career with earnings of more than $450,000.
Social Inclusion is out of the G2 stakes-placed mare Saint Bernadette, a daughter of Saint Ballado, who had a huge influence on the Florida breeding program. All four of Saint Bernadette's foals to race are winners.
“I don't think there are any other horses with this sire line in Pennsylvania,” Brok said. “And of course, the outcross of the Saint Ballado mare on the female side makes it easy to nick. That being said, he's an exciting, good individual.”
Social Inclusion's first foals hit the ground this year and have already made a strong impression on breeders. Prominent Florida consignor and breeder Beth Bayer has a weanling Social Inclusion filly out of the Indian Charlie mare Naughty Matilda.
“I bred to (Social Inclusion) because I like the Pioneerof the Nile cross, and Social Inclusion was a nice, precious stallion for Florida at the time,” she said. “This filly was my last foal born and is probably the best. She's a big, strong filly.”
Eastwood, a sound and speedy son of G1 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner and prominent sire Speightstown, will also stand at Glenn and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm.
After posting eye-catching victories in his first two starts as a 3-year-old, Eastwood was bought for $800,000, the second highest-priced horse at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Summer Horses Of Racing Age Sale.
Shannon Potter of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, signed the ticket for the colt on behalf of Louise and Kiki Coutelis' Paris, Ky.-based Town & Country Farms. Consigned by Baccari Bloodstock, agent, the strapping chestnut is the first foal out of the Deputy Minister mare Fifth Avenue Ball.
In Eastwood's career debut, he won a six-furlong contest at Belmont Park by 2 1/4 lengths, followed by a gutsy head score in an allowance race at the same distance at the New York track.
Later in his career, Eastwood scored impressive victories in a pair of allowance contests at Saratoga and Keeneland. Still running sound as a 7-year-old, he was runner-up in the 2017 G3 Los Angeles Stakes at Santa Anita Park, defeating G3 winner Kentuckian and stakes winner Grazen Sky. Eastwood retired from racing with earnings of $265,545.
Eastwood was originally a $240,000 purchase at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when Baccari bought him from Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Fred W. Hertrich III.
“Speightstown is revealing himself as a sire of sires,” said Glenn Brok. “We're excited about bringing this son of Speightstown come to Pennsylvania.”