Old Pal, a son of the outstanding sire Grazen, is an eye-catching individual who looks more like a 2-year-old than a yearling. Physically he has it all, size, scope and he is extremely well balanced. He has a beautiful hip and shoulder and a huge walk. From a physical standpoint we feel Old Pal is one of the best-looking sons of Grazen we have ever seen. Old Pal is also very mature mentally, nothing seems to bother him, he just goes about his business. And, if you are wondering about his name, the breeder named Old Pal, who names all of his horses based on family. His parents used to affectionately call each other, Old Pal.
Old Pal’s sire is Grazen, one of the leading sires in California. Grazen has progeny earnings of over 11 million dollars and had produced 13 Black Type winners including Graded Stakes winners SY Sky, Enola Grey and Just Grazed Me. Grazen is a versatile sire, his offspring run on any surface, short and long. Blinkers On has been looking for a horse by this sire for some time but not many are available at auction because Grazen’s owner breeds so many of his own mares to his stallion and they are bred to race, not sell.
Old Pal’s dam is Athina Lee, a 4-time winning daughter of English Channel. Athina Lee has 3 foals of racing age and has already produced the stakes placed winner Ferrarino and the extremely fast 3-time winner Zabracadabra. Zabracadabra has won over $100,000 and has run a 4 on the ThoroGraph sheets as a 3- and 4-year-old. The Grazen/Athina Lee breeding is a TrueNicks A nick. We love Old Pal’s breeding!
The Cal-bred Incentive Program
Golden State Series Stakes
*Breeders Cup Nominated