Second-crop sire won 2014 Travers Stakes (G1).
Stallion V. E. Day has relocated to California and will stand the 2022 season at Terry Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch near Warner Springs for an advertised fee of $2,500, it was announced Dec. 13.
V. E. Day, bred in Kentucky by Bluegrass Hall, is a 10-year-old son of the late English Channel out of the Deputy Minister mare California Sunset, who was out of a full sister to champion grass horse Sunshine Forever. V. E. Day earned $1,044,061 on the track for Magalen Bryant, first racing in the United States with trainer Jimmy Jerkens and later in France.
He won on both the dirt and turf, with his biggest victory coming in the 2014 Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course where he defeated Wicked Strong , Tonalist , and Bayern . The Travers topped a four-race win streak for V. E. Day, who earlier that summer at the Spa took the Curlin Stakes. His stakes victories followed an off-the-turf maiden win in the slop at Belmont Park and an allowance score on the inner turf there. The next year at age 4, V. E. Day was second in the Brooklyn Invitational Stakes (G2) and Temperence Hill Invitational Stakes, both on the Belmont Park main track. He raced from ages 3-5, collecting a 4-3-3 record in 17 starts.
His first crop of foals are 3-year-olds this year.