Bred: Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider (Ky.)
Sire: War Chant
Dam: Limit, by Cox's Ridge
Cease has been knocking on the door in top competition throughout his career, placing in a Grade 2 race and winning a stakes race at Sam Houston Race Park early in his career. In 2012, he finished third in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes and second in the Grade 2 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap.
In addition to placing in multiple allowance races and a stakes race in 2013, he brought home a win in an allowance race at Belmont. He remains in search of an elusive graded stakes win that would confirm his class.
A homebred of Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm, Cease's dam (mother) is Grade 3-placed stakes winner Limit, by Cox's Ridge and he comes from a family that has produced champions Blame and Thatch as well as champions and breed-shaping sires Sadler's Wells and Nureyev.