Gilded Time, an Eclipse Award winner who has sired the earners of more than $43.4 million, has been purchased by Bar None Ranches and will stand at that farm near Dewinton, Alberta, Canada, in 2008. The 17-year-old son of Timeless Moment formerly stood at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
“He is a very attractive animal and has been a fixture on the leading sires list," said Bar None farm manager Mike Vanin. "He has not even arrived, and his book is already filling fast."
"We are seeing tremendous growth in our industry in western Canada," Vanin added."With the proposed multi-million dollar racetrack project in Alberta to be completed in 2009, this is an excellent time to bring a proven sire like Gilded Time to our region.”
Gilded Time, who shuttled to Australia, has sired 49 stakes winners, 17 of which are graded or group winners. His top runners include grade I-winning millionaire fillies Elloluv and Mandy's Gold, plus Australian group I winner Barely a Moment.
Gilded Time, who is out of the What a Pleasure mare Gilded Lilly, won the 1992 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) the year he was champion and ran third in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) the following year.
His fee is $7,500 (Canadian funds).