Darby Dan Farm and Vinery, Ltd. have announced that Suave (A.P. Indy – Urbane, by Citidancer) will stand at Vinery Florida.
Darby Dan near Lexington stood Suave four years, and he averaged 103 mares per year. Suave will fill the void created when leading freshman sire Congrats – another son of A. P. Indy – was moved to Vinery’s Kentucky facility for the upcoming breeding season. Suave’s first 2 year old crop had 16 winners, 4 stakes horses, and the highest percentage of repeat winners of any freshman sire.
“In our mind Suave’s first crop is more than respectable and we were looking forward to another year in Kentucky, especially with the large foal crops to follow,” said John Phillips, owner of Darby Dan Farm. “However, Vinery approached us with a proposal to offer Florida breeders an opportunity to breed to a proven son of A.P. Indy and after a very tight vote by the syndicate it was decided he would relocate to Florida. Vinery, Darby Dan Farm and the Suave syndicate get to reward the Florida breeders for the success of Congrats and give Suave the opportunity for yet another full book and to continue his path to long term success.”
Tom Ludt, President of Vinery, added, “Sure we wanted to find another son of A. P. Indy, but the key was that any potential stud had to be positioned with serious racehorse prospects. We are excited to work with the Darby Dan staff and I think this is a win/win arrangement not only for us but for the Florida breeders.”
Suave will stand for $4,500 at Vinery Florida.