July 9, 2018
OSCAR PERFORMANCE TO STUD AT MILL RIDGE IN 2019
"TDN Rising Star" Oscar Performance (Kitten's Joy/Devine Actres) the three-time Grade I winner who recently kicked off his 4-year-old campaign with a course-record setting performance in Belmont's GIII Poker S., will retire at the end of the year to stand at Mill Ridge Farm in 2019. The Amerman homebred's resume includes wins in the 2016 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf and 2017 GI Belmont Derby Invitational S. and GI Secretariat S. The full-brother to millionaire Oscar Nominated boasts a record of 12-7-0-1 and earnings of $1,967,632. "Oscar Performance identified himself early that he was a stand out individual and validated that with authority in his two, three and 4-year-old campaigns," trainer Brian Lynch said. "He is a trainer's dream, Lasix free, speed, stamina and soundness. Certainly one of the best." Mill Ridge Farm managing partner Headley Bell added, "We at Mill Ridge are so appreciative to Jerry and John Amerman for the opportunity to stand a stallion with the potential to contribute to the breed like Oscar Performance. Since Diesis and Gone West, we have been waiting for the special horse to carry on from their legacies and believe Oscar Performance has all the qualities to do so. We commend Brian Lynch and his team for managing his career and look forward to him competing the remainder of the year and returning to his birth place, Mill Ridge, to stand stud in 2019."