Noholdingback Bear Entering Stud at Colebrook Farms
October 16, 2018
Grade 1-placed, grade 3 winner Noholdingback Bear has been retired and will enter stud next year as the property of Colebrook Farms near Uxbridge, Ontario. He will stand for CAN$2,000.
The 5-year-old son of Put It Back, out of the winning Elusive Quality mare Pleasant Quality, was bred in Kentucky by Jerry Jamgotchian. He sold for $25,000 as a short yearling to Danny Dion's Bear Stables out of the Denali Stud consignment at the 2014 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.
Noholdingback Bear revealed his bargain price early by breaking his maiden at Woodbine by 5 3/4 lengths in his first start and then placing second next time out in the Juvenile Dirt Sprint Stakes on the Breeders' Cup World Championships undercard.
Bear Stables raced Noholdingback Bear from 2 to 5 and watched him win or place in nine black-type stakes, which included victories in the Gallant Bob Stakes (G3), Tom Ridge Stakes, and the Woodstock Stakes. He finished third in the 2016 Ketel One King's Bishop Stakes (G1) behind that year's champion sprinter Drefong and ahead of eventual multiple grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits, who he also beat in the Gallant Bob in 2016.
Noholdingback Bear retired with a 5-5-1 record out of 16 starts and earnings of $547,337.
Photo by Chad B. Harmon.
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