Jaycito standing at Haras Vista Hermosa in Venezuela
Jaycito standing at Haras Vista Hermosa in Venezuela: Graded stakes winner Jaycito is preparing for his new role as a stallion at Haras Vista Hermosa in Venezuela. Jaycito, a son of Victory Gallop out of Night Edition, by Ascot Knight, broke his maiden in the 2010 Norfolk Stakes (G1) and was considered to be a Derby prospect, but a bruised foot sidelined him from the Derby trail. However, his early career was very successful as he hit the board in multiple graded stakes races. The horse increasingly lacked in performance since 2013 and was never the same, running his last races at minor tracks in New Mexico.
After a long wait and several attempts to purchase the horse, Haras Vista Hermosa, located in Venezuela, acquired Jaycito for use as a stallion, and the horse arrived at his new home on January 15, 2015.
“It has always caught our attention in Haras Vista Hermosa, the Fappiano bloodline. Two years ago Jaycito was offered to us, but when we made the offer, the decision to continue his campaign was taken,” Julio Pazos, manager of Haras Vista Hermosa, said.
Julio Pazos added, “In mid-November we received the news that the horse was returning to sale, and we quickly contacted sales agent Taylormade Sales which was commissioned to make purchasing procedures though the dealer Jacob West. Successfully, in late November, the purchase was completed.”
The Fappiano bloodline was not the only deciding factor of the purchase since Jaycito is a son of Victory Gallop, a horse who beat Real Quiet in the 1998 Belmont Stakes and earned $3.5 million during his career. In addition, the horse is out of the stakes-placed mare Night Edition.
“With Jaycito, we are looking for router horses. Not only was Jaycito a router but so were his sire Victory Gallop and his grandsire Cryptoclearance. Those horses used to give advantages in the early stages to then finish with an implacable late run to win races,” Julio Pazos stated. “It’s important to highlight that Jaycito also has an impeccable physical appearance,” added Pazos.
Good news is the fact that Jaycito will receive all the support from Haras Vista Hermosa to become a great stallion in Venezuela. “Fourteen mares were allocated to Jaycito to stand in 2015, and we are playing a lot with inbreeding Fappiano 4×4 and 4×3,” Pazos expressed.
Jaycito’s character is really passive and quiet but sometimes playful, indicating that the horse is happy and enjoying his new life. He has totally adapted to Venezuelan weather and is doing a great job as a stallion. “Jaycito’s stands have been excellent – like a champion. We all have our fingers crossed while waiting to confirm the first pregnancy,” Pazos said.