Journeyman Stud sire Sweet Return got his first winner when the 3-year-old filly Misspartypants scored a come-from-behind one-length victory in a maiden claiming race Aug. 5 at Monmouth Park.
A Red Oak Stables homebred from Florida, the chestnut filly is out of the Island Whirl dam Dear, who is a full sister to Foreverness, winner of the Grade 3 Fort Marcy H. Misspartypants is trained by Gregory Sacco.
British-bred Sweet Return began his career in his home country, where he was second in a Group 3 after breaking his maiden. Purchased by Red Oak Stables late in his juvenile season, he moved to Ron McAnally's barn for the rest of his career.
Competing at the highest levels, Sweet Return was a six-figure earner for five straight years on the turf in the U.S. Highlight victories came in the Hollywood Derby, Eddie Read H. and Charlie Whittingham Memorial H., all Grade 1 events, as well as the Grade 2 San Marcos S. He retired with earnings of $1,801,377.
Sweet Return stands at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Florida. His fee in 2012 was $5,000, stands and nurses.
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