Grade I winner Include, who at one time captured nine of 10 starts, has been retired from racing and will stand at Brereton and Libby Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. He will stand as the property of the farm for a fee of $12,500 live foal.
Include, whose big win came over Albert the Great and Milwaukee Brew in the 2001 Pimlico Special Handicap (gr. I), was the unanimous selection for Horse of the Year and champion older male in Maryland. Campaigned as a homebred by Robert E. Meyerhoff, Include also scored grade II wins in the New Orleans and Massachusetts Handicaps last year.
"This horse has it all in one package, and I think he answers several needs for breeders," said Brereton Jones, who added the 5-year-old son of Broad Brush offers an attractive outcross for mares with Mr. Prospector and Northern Dancer blood. "He has speed, as can be seen from his 13 triple digit Beyers, and he carried his speed around two turns with great success."
Include retires with 10 wins from 20 starts and earnings of $1,659,560. Seven of his wins came in stakes, and he was grade II stakes-placed four times. Include's dam, graded stakes winner Illeria (by Stop the Music), is a multiple stakes producer, and his next two dams are stakes-winning stakes producers.Complete list of First Year Stallions of 2003