has arrived for stallion duty at Circle H Farms near Abbeville, La. Owned by a partnership that includes Don Hargroder, Littlebitlively was bought privately from the estate of John Franks.
Littlebitlively, whose first foals are 2-year-olds, has sired seven winners, including stakes-placed Littlebitofzip and Bryceslittlesecret. Littlebitofzip's three stakes-placings include a second in the Nov. 27 Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park and a third in the Norfolk Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita. Bryceslittlesecret placed in the $67,500 West Virginia Vincent Moscarelli Memorial Breeders' Classic Stakes.
Littlebitlively, a 10-year-old son of millionaire Lively One, won or placed in 17 stakes and earned $1,303,343. His stakes-winning dam, Littlebitapleasure, won 29 races. Littlebitlively, who formerly stood at Franks Farms near Ocala, Fla., will stand for $3,000 live foal.