Gary Broad, who bought Walmac in 2018, is launching the stallion segment of the historic farm’s next chapter with his just retired multiple Graded stakes winner and near-millionaire earner Core Beliefs, it was announced today. Walmac has been home to many top sires through the years, and Core Beliefs will seek to add his name to an illustrious list of stallions that have influenced the breed that includes the likes of Nureyev, Miswaki, Successful Appeal, and Alleged.
Core Beliefs will stand the 2022 season for $7,500 S&N, and breeders will also have the option of securing a Lifetime Breeding Right (one and done) for $10,000 S&N. A son of perennial leading sire Quality Road out of the winning Tactical Advantage mare Tejati, Core Beliefs was a tenacious racehorse. He jumped on the Derby trail early in his 3-year-old season, finishing third to subsequent Triple Crown winner Justify in the Santa Anita Derby (G1). He went on to win the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) and also captured the 2019 New Orleans Handicap (G2) at the Fair Grounds en route to amassing lifetime earnings of $953,988.
“We’re excited about resurrecting historic Walmac Farm,” said Gary Broad. “We have been working hard the last two years making improvements to Walmac, and the timing is perfect to launch the stallion operation with Core Beliefs, a horse that we really believe in. He is a multiple Graded stakes winner by Quality Road and he has all the necessary ingredients to be a successful stallion. We’re looking forward to introducing him to breeders for the upcoming breeding season. I can’t wait for breeders to come out and see him. I think they will really like his physical.”
Core Beliefs registered his biggest career victory in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap in his 2019 bow. In a determined effort, Core Beliefs made a strong three-wide bid on the far turn and battled bravely through the lane to defeat a competitive field that included multiple Graded stakes winner Silver Dust, Graded stakes winner and millionaire Lone Sailor, Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Noble Indy, and multiple stakes-winning millionaire Mr. Buff.
Acquired by Broad for $350,000 at the 2017 Barretts Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, Core Beliefs, in addition to his stakes victories, also finished second, beaten just a head, in the Peter Pan Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park. He retires having won or placed in 10 of 18 starts and hails from the family of Pin Oak’s Sovereign Award winner Hasten to Add and Grade 1 winner See How She Runs, who produced multiple Graded stakes winner Don’t Leave Me.