Always A Virgin Retired From Stud Duty

Always A Virgin
Published: November 4, 2022 11:00 am EDT

Always A Virgin, the all-time leading money-winning sire in Indiana with more than $62 million, has been retired from stud duty at Victory Hill Farm in Indiana, where he stood for 13 years.

Now 18 years old, Always A Virgin will spend the rest of his days in leisure at Bluestone Farm in Hopewell, N.J.

Always A Virgin’s son Always B Miki p,1:46 ($2.8 million) reigned as the sport’s fastest horse by virtue of his record-setting performance in 2016 at the Red Mile. Always B Miki is now the leading active pacing sire of Breeders Crown wins.

Always A Virgin sired three Breeders Crown winners — Always B Miki, Colors A Virgin p,4,1:49.2s ($1.13 million) and Beckhams Z Tam p,4,1:49s ($879,801) — in addition to numerous Indiana Sires Stakes champions.

Following a successful racing career in which he narrowly missed sweeping pacing’s Triple Crown for owners Bluewood Stable, Val D’Or Farms, and breeder Joe Hurley’s Roll The Dice Stable, Always A Virgin was retired to Victory Hill Farm, which is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Dr. Jeff King and Dr. Maria King. As a son of Western Ideal out of the Big Towner mare Neverhadneverwill, he offered Hoosier State breeders one of the most successful male sire lines in Standardbred breeding.

“Always A Virgin was always a pleasure to work with and he brought the important Western Hanover blood to Indiana,” noted Dr. Jeff King. “In addition to siring Breeders Crown champions, his offspring always showed up in Indiana Sires Stakes competition.”

Always A Virgin’s ownership has remained the same as during his racing days.

“Always A Virgin was a truly great champion for his ownership group, both on the track for trainer Joe Holloway, and during his career as a sire at Victory Hill Farm,” said Mitchel Skolnick of the Bluewood Stable and Bluestone Farms. “It is time for us to give something back to him.”

(Always A Virgin Ownership Group)

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