Mr Piloto Resumes Stud Career

All American Futurity winner to DLR Ranch in Texas.

TRACK Magazine via StallioneSearch.com
March 2, 2013

Mr Piloto

Mr Piloto

Mr Piloto, winner of the 2010 All American Futurity (G1), is now breeding mares at DLR Ranch northwest of Weatherford, Texas. A representative of the U.S. Department of the Treasury was at DLR Ranch on February 27 and worked out details to permit Mr Piloto’s return to the breeding shed. Mr Piloto’s fee for 2013 is $3,000. Cooled shipped semen is available.

A winner of $1,002,240, Mr Piloto entered stud in 2011 at Southwest Stallion Station near Elgin, Texas. The son of No. 2 all-time leading sire Mr Jess Perry spent the 2012 breeding season at Zule Farms in Oklahoma.

Mr Piloto was one of more than 300 horses seized in June 2012 in connection with a federal indictment of several individuals on charges of money-laundering. While the vast majority of the horses tied to the indicted individuals were sold at the Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale last November, the defendants were permitted to keep five horses until after a trial (now scheduled for April 15) on those charges. Those five horses included Mr Piloto and 2009 champion 2-year-old colt Tempting Dash.

From the 2011 breeding season, Mr Piloto has 32 foals currently registered with the American Quarter Horse Association. Mr Piloto was the sire of some 50 embryos and 16 yearlings that sold in the Treasury consignment to the Heritage Sale.

Tempting Dash continues to stand at Southwest Stallion Station where he has stood since 2010.

DLR Ranch, which has been in business for more than 30 years, stands six stallions and offers year-round mare care, lay-ups, sales preparation and representation, embryo transfers and other breeding services. DLR prepared and presented the big consignment to the Heritage Fall Sale.

The Treasury Department representative also told TRACK Magazine that 2013 embryo positions on Dashin Follies (dam of leading sire PYC Paint Your Wagon) and 2011 Champion 2-year-old filly Separate Fire were available for sale.

The DLR website is www.dlrranch.com. The e-mail is dlrranch@msn.com and phone is 940-682-4001.