Buddha to Stand for $15,000 at Hill 'n' Dale

Buddha to Stand for $15,000 at Hill 'n' Dale
Photo: NYRA/Adam Coglianese
Buddha, right, beats Medaglia d'Oro, center, and Sunday Break, far left, to the wire to win the the Wood Memorial.
Buddha, who won this year's Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), will enter stud at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington as the property of Gary and Mary West. Buddha, who arrived the morning of Oct. 11, will stand for $15,000 live foal.

Called by trainer James Bond, as "the best horse I ever trained," Buddha established himself as one of the top contenders for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) by winning the Wood over Medaglia d'Oro in only his fourth start. Buddha missed the Derby because of a foot problem, and was retired recently after reaggravating a muscle tear in his hindquarter.

Buddha, whose sire, Unbridled's Song, will stand for $100,000 next year, enters stud with three wins from four starts and $489,600 in earnings. His dam, Cahooters, is by Storm Cat, and his third dam is a half-sister to Horse of the Year Damascus.

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