Social Inclusion, an impressive track record-breaker and classic performer, will relocate from John and Susan Sykes’ Woodford Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., to Glenn and Becky Brok’s Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, Pa., for the 2019 breeding season. He will stand for $5,000, live foal.
“He was a super impressive racehorse… we are always trying to get good sire power in Pennsylvania and I think we’ve succeeded in identifying a horse like him,” Brok said. “He’s got a great disposition. He’s a big horse, standing 16.3 hands; he’s got a lot of bone, with a big hip and shoulder. He’s built like a horse that can get you both speed and distance.”
Social Inclusion is one of the fastest sons of the exceptional stallion Pioneerof the Nile, who also sired Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Social Inclusion and American Pharoah are his track record-setting sons.
Campaigned by Rontos Racing Stable Corp., Social Inclusion demonstrated pure, raw talent in his first two starts. He broke his maiden first time out by a decisive 7 ½ lengths, going six furlongs in 1:09.35 at Gulfstream Park.
In his second start, he won an open allowance race in wire-to-wire fashion, defeating future champion older horse Honor Code by 10 lengths, and covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.97, a new track record.
Social Inclusion followed that effort with respectable third-place finishes in the G1 Wood Memorial (won by Wicked Strong), G1 Preakness Stakes (won by California Chrome), and G2 Woody Stephens (won by Bayern). He completed his race career with earnings of more than $450,000.
Social Inclusion is out of the G2 stakes-placed mare Saint Bernadette, a daughter of Saint Ballado, who had a huge influence on the Florida breeding program. All four of Saint Bernadette’s foals to race are winners.
“I don’t think there are any other horses with this sire line in Pennsylvania,” Brok said. “And of course, the outcross of the Saint Ballado mare on the female side makes it easy to nick. That being said, he’s an exciting, good individual.”
Social Inclusion’s first foals hit the ground this year and have already made a strong impression on breeders. Prominent Florida consignor and breeder Beth Bayer has a weanling Social Inclusion filly out of the Indian Charlie mare Naughty Matilda.
“I bred to (Social Inclusion) because I like the Pioneerof the Nile cross, and Social Inclusion was a nice, precious stallion for Florida at the time,” she said. “This filly was my last foal born and is probably the best. She’s a big, strong filly.”