Graded stakes-winning sprinter BUFFUM retired to Northview Stallion Station

Buffum285The fastest of Bernardini’s sons to retire to stud, BUFFUM will stand the 2014 season at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md. A million-dollar sales yearling, 5-year-old BUFFUM hails from the incredible speed family of champion sprinters Gold Beauty and Dayjur. His stud fee has been set at $3,500.

“Buffum was pure class. He had so much natural speed and is the fastest Bernardini I have ever trained,” commented trainer Tom Albertrani.

Retired sound from racing, BUFFUM won Belmont Park’s Bold Ruler Handicap-G3 going gate-to-wire while completing seven furlongs in 1:21.68. A winner in his debut at 2, a Belmont Park maiden special weight at one mile, he recorded three triple-digit Beyer figures during a career of four wins and a second in 11 starts, earning $261,550.

A member of one of racing’s most dynamic families, BUFFUM is out of stakes-winning Storm Beauty, a Storm Cat half-sister to champion sprinter Gold Beauty and the dam of six sales yearlings sold for an average of more than $650,000. Purchased at Saratoga for $1.2 million by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, BUFFUM is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Stormy West and stakes-placed runners Value Stream and Renaissance Lady. Found under his second dam, stakes winner Stick to Beauty, is Hall of Famer Sky Beauty, Grade 1-winning millionaires Point of Entry, Tale of Ekati and Pleasant Home, Saratoga Grade 1 winners Maplejinsky and Pine Island, and dozens of other stakes winners.

BUFFUM will be available for inspection at Northview Stallion Station beginning November 18th.