Million Dollar-Plus Earning Virginia-Bred Long On Value Is Retired

The following appeared in Thoroughbred Daily News December 7th.

Grade I-winning millionaire Long On Value (Value Plus–Long Message, by Orientate) will stand in Florida at Pleasant Acres Stallions for $2,500 for the 2019 breeding season.

Long On Value won the Jamestown Stakes at Colonial Downs in 2013. Courtesy of Coady Photography.

“Helen and I are excited to have the millionaire, Long On Value, join our roster here at Pleasant Acres Stallions, said Pleasant Acres’ owner Joe Barbazon. “He brings stamina and resilience on dirt or turf–going short or long. Breeders should find a lot to like about Long on Value.”

Long On Value is shown winning the Grade II Twilight Derby at the 2014 Breeders’ Cup. Photo Courtesy Benoit Photo.

Winner of the 2014 GII Twilight Derby and 2015 GIII Canadian Turf S. during his tenure for Hall of Famer Bill Mott, Long On Value finished second in the 2017 G1 Al Quoz Sprint and third in that year’s GI Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Purchased by trainer Brad Cox for $100,000 at that term’s Keeneland November Sale, the 7-year-old made just two starts for his new conditioner, winning the Might Beau Overnight S. at Churchill June 2 and closing out his career on a high note in the GI Highlander S. at Woodbine June 30. The bay retires with a record or 32-9-5-5 and earnings of $1,136,253.