The first winner for champion and freshman sire Honor Code came on July 11, when Night Code won a Laurel Park maiden special weight by a half-length.
Night Code, a colt out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Unenchantedevening, won on debut in the 5 1/2-furlong race for owners St. Elias Stables and West Point Thoroughbreds, and for trainer Steve Asmussen, stopping the clock in 1:04.85 over a fast main track. He was bred in Kentucky by Summer Wind Equine.
Honor Code, an 8-year-old son of A.P. Indy, stands at Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky., for an advertised fee of $40,000.
He won six of 11 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $2,518,260. At two, he won the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes and ran second in the G1 Champagne Stakes.
Honor Code secured Eclipse Award honors as champion older male of 2015 with victories in the G1 Whitney Stakes and Metropolitan Handicap and the G2 Gulfstream Park Handicap, along with a third-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland.
Honor Code is out of the stakes-winning Storm Cat mare Serena’s Cat, making a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Noble Tune, stakes winner Declarationofpeace, and stakes-placed Lady Serena. His third dam is Hall of Famer Serena’s Song.
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