VEKOMA was scratched from the Breeders' Cup Sprint due to a fever. The day after the world championship races, it has been announced that the multiple grade 1 winning millionaire will be retired and arrived at Spendthrift Farm this morning. The 4-year-old will stand in 2021 for $20,000.
VEKOMA was trained by George Weaver and owned by R. A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stables. He is a son of CANDY RIDE and out of MON DE MOMMA, a SPEIGHTSTOWN mare. She was a grade 1 winner and his second dam is a half sister to MR GREELEY. He was bred in Kentucky at Alpha Delta Stables, LLC. He was a $135,000 Keeneland Grad as a yearling.
In his 4-year-old year, VEKOMA won the Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1), the Runhappy Carter Handicap (G1) and the Sir Shackleton Stakes. As a 3-year-old, he won the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) and as a 2-year-old, he won Nashua Stakes (G3).
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