Successful sire Service Stripe has been moved to James and Laura Jackson’s Belair Farm near Highland, Mich. He formerly stood at Dr. William J. Solomon’s Pin Oak Lane Farm in Pennsylvania.
Seventeen-year-old Service Stripe is represented by 26 horses that have won or placed in stakes, many of which did so in Michigan. His 2008 progeny earnings, $1.3 million, will place him tops among Michigan stallions.
“With the rebirth of racing in the Detroit-area at Pinnacle Race Course, we decided to move Service Stripe to Michigan, where he was a stakes winner himself and a sire of many stakes winners, including promising young stallion Secret Romeo,” said majority owner Ro Parra, who owns Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington.
Secret Romeo is one of Service Stripe’s 14 stakes winners. The others include Cashier’s Dream, whose three graded wins included a score in the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.
Service Stripe shares similar breeding to major sire Awesome Again, in that he is by Deputy Minister out of a Blushing Groom mare.
Service Stripe, who is out of stakes winner Wedding Picture, has sired the career earners of $10 million. His 2009 fee will be $2,000.