Graeme Hall , sire of this year's Indiana Derby (gr. II) winner East Hall, has been sold through Schumer Bloodstock to continue his stud career in Saudi Arabia. The son of Dehere formerly stood at Winding Oaks Farm in Florida.
From nine crops of racing age, Graeme Hall is the sire of 24 stakes winners. In addition to East Hall, who won the Millions Classic Preview Stakes at Nov. 8 at Gulfstream Park West, he has also been represented by Duke Of Mischief , winner of the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II), Designer Legs, successful in the 2013 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II), and grade III winners Graeme Six, Hurricane Ike, Joes Blazing Aaron, Tamarind Hall, and Who's Up.
Graeme Hall won seven of 22 starts and $1,147,441 in earnings for Eugene and Laura Melnyk. His victories included the 2000 renewals of the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) and Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) and the 2001 Eclipse Handicap (gr. II) and Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III). He lso ran second in the 2001 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I).
Graeme Hall is out of grade III winner Win Crafty Lady, by Crafty Prospector. Win Crafty Lady is a half sister to grade II winner and sire Diligence. Graeme Hall is a half brother to eight winners including Ballerina Handicap (gr. I) victor Harmony Lodge and grade III winner Win McCool.
Stratford Hill retired to stand at Winding Oaks Farm in Florida in 2013 and his first foals will be yearlings of 2015.
Schumer's agency bought Graeme Hall for $100,000 and Stratford Hill for $110,000 at this year's Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Both were consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency.