Grade II winner Parade Leader, a full or half-brother to five stakes winners, has been purchased for stallion duty by Mike and Norma Rattray's Lammerskraal Stud from William S. Farish and E. J. Hudson Jr. The 6-year-old son of Kingmambo currently is undergoing quarantine and is expected to arrive at the South African farm near Ceres in mid-June. Lammerskraal manager Sally Jordaan inspected Parade Leader in Kentucky in the winter.
Bred by Farish and Hudson's irrevocable trust, Parade Leader won seven of 30 starts and earned $712,507 for trainer Neil Howard. His big win came in last year's New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) at Fair Grounds. Parade Leader, who ran second in an allowance race at Churchill Downs last fall in what proved to be his final race, was in training at Fair Grounds when the decision was made to retire him.
Parade Leader, who was produced from the His Majesty mare Battle Creek Girl, will stand for 20,000 rands (approximately $2,400). His full brother Parade Ground stands at Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.