Kipling, sire of this year's NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Kip Deville, will stand at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington. His fee is $7,500.
Kipling not only is the sire of $2.4 million-earner Kip Deville, but also additional stakes winners Dreamsandvisions, Lord Kipling, Miriam L., and Taylor Madison, all four of which have earnings of $100,000-plus.
"He's done remarkably well from a limited number of mares and his Average-Earnings Index shows that," McLean said about the 11-year-old son of Gulch. "He has a 2.12 AEI and a 0.74 Comparable Index. Those five stakes winners figure out to 7% stakes winners from foals and came from mares that cost $6,000 or less."
Kip Deville, a 4-year-old, won the Mile from European star Excellent Art and 11 others. His other wins this year came in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IT) and Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (gr. IIT). Last year, Kip Deville captured four stakes.
A $1.4 million Saratoga yearling, Kipling is out of multiple stakes producer Weekend Storm, whose 2-year-old colt, Court Vision (a full brother to Kipling), is a grade III winner. By Storm Bird out of Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Weekend Surprise, Weekend Storm is a half-sister to leading sire A.P. Indy and a full sister to another prominent sire, Summer Squall.
Kipling will stand for Crestwood in partnership with Dr. Warren Center's Center Hills Farm and Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm. He formerly stood at Center's Mighty Acres in Oklahoma.