Chicago Six, a two-time Illinois championship, will enter stud at Richard Duchossois' Hill 'N Dale Farm near Barrington, Ill. The 7-year-old son of Wild Again won 16 of 39 races and earned $733,347.Bred in Illinois by Hill 'N Dale, Chicago Six was champion older male in 2000-01 for Richard Trebat. His major victories last year came in the National Jockey Club Handicap (gr. III) in track-record time of 1:48.28 for 1 1/8 miles at Sportsman's Park, plus the Sportsman's Park Breeders' Cup and Prairie Meadows Handicaps.Chicago Six, who was produced from the Secretariat mare Secretridge, won six other stakes and ran second in two others. His fee will be $2,500.
In contrast to this year's yearling auctions, the record-setting first day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Nov. 5 was fueled by strength at the top, with moderate weakness in the middle.