Pneumatic #5 with Joe Bravo riding won the TVG.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ on Saturday August 15, 2020. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.
Pneumatic (dark bay or brown colt, 2017 by Uncle Mo – Teardrop by Tapit), has been sold to stand the 2022 Southern Hemisphere season at Haras Abolengo in Argentina.
An impressive individual, he raced for the stable of Ron Winchell and was under the care of Steve Asmussen.
The homebred ran successfully against the best 3-year-olds of his crop. He was undefeated in his first two starts, then ran third in the Grade 3 Matt Win Stakes at Churchill Downs, beaten by Maxfield in that race only by 1 3/4 lengths.
His next start was in the Belmont Stakes, where he finished fourth to Tiz The Law. Due to the COVID restrictions, which caused changes in the scheduling of the Triple Crown races, he then entered in the listed Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park. In this race he was the easy winner by 2 1/4 lengths.
His final start as a 3-year-old came in the Preakness Stakes, where he was one of the morning line favorites. He ran well until suffering an injury at the head of the stretch, which then caused him to be sidelined for almost a year. His final racing tally was eight starts, three wins and two thirds, for a total of $275,390 in earnings.
Pneumatic is by the leading sire Uncle Mo and is a fourth-generation product of the Winchell breeding program. He traces to their Blue Hen mare Carols Christmas who was purchased by Verne Winchell and is the ancestor of Tapizar, Olympio, Monomoy Girl, etc.
At Haras Abolengo, past breeder of champion and successful stud Candy Ride (ARG), Pneumatic will join a stallion roster, which includes the leading sire Equal Stripes (ARG), Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach and several other top sires in Argentina.