Max Player, winner of the 2021 Jockey Club Gold Cup, has arrived at Annestes Farms in Middletown, New Jersey where he will stand the 2024 breeding season. The six-year-old son of Honor Code has over 700 investors who own shares of the dark bay colt. “After an impressive career on the racetrack, we are excited about his prospects as a sire,” said majority owner George Hall of Rumson, New Jersey. Mr. Hall, a lifetime patron of Monmouth Park Racetrack, hopes Max Player can enhance the options for New Jersey Breeders. The owner of 2011 Belmont Stakes winner Ruler On Ice also has a successful track record of breeding horses on his
farm in Versailles, Kentucky including Pants on Fire, Snapper Sinclair, and Max Player among others, and hopes to achieve similar success in New Jersey for the benefit of Max’s investors while at the same time advancing the progress of New Jersey breeding for years to come.
Max Player is the only horse of his generation to compete in all three triple crown races finishing 3rd in the Belmont Stakes, and 5th in the Derby and Preakness. He also placed 3rd in the Travers Stakes. Wins in the G2 Suburban stakes and the aforementioned Jockey Club Gold Cup earned Max Player an all-expense paid trip to the Breeders Cup Classic in 2021.
Annestes Farms is hosting a meet and greet for Breeders on October 10th between noon and 6 pm. Please contact John Hall for more information at [email protected].