Graded stakes winner Cinco Charlie has retired from racing. He will now enter stud life at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky. cinco_charlie

“Cinco Charlie is a fast, precocious, and great-looking son of Indian Charlie,” said Spendthrift General Manager Ned Toffey. “We’ve seen the success of Uncle Mo, and we are very high on Liaison and the offspring we’re seeing from him. It’s a sire line with a lot of upside, and Cinco Charlie has won more stakes races than any Indian Charlie at stud.”

Cinco Charlie’s stud fee has been announced at $5,000 for the 2017 season and he is being offered through the Share The Upside program at Spendthrift Farm.

Owners Bill and Corrine Heiligbrodt campaigned Cinco Charlie and he was trained by Steve Asmussen. He was a leading two-year-old, winning his debut race at Churchill Downs. Winning came natural to Cinco Charlie as he won his second race, the Manor Stakes (gr. III). As a juvenile, he won four stakes races; each one at a different racetrack.

The winning didn’t stop for Cinco Charlie once his age-two racing season was over. At the age of three, he won two races (Riley Allison Stakes and the William Walker Stakes) and finished second in a third (Woody Stephens Stakes). This year was his age-four racing season, and he was a winner yet again, taking down the Duncan Kenner Stakes. In 18 starts, Charlie Cinco won eight times and will retire having earned over $600,000.

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