Grade II winner Domestic Dispute, owned by David Bienstock, Paul Mandabach, and Chuck Winner, will retire at the end of the year and enter stud in 2005 at Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md. His stud fee will be announced upon his retirement.
"We are excited about the future of Domestic Dispute beyond his racing career," Chuck Winner said. "We stayed in for a piece of him and plan to support him with some of our better fillies that will be coming off of the racetrack this year. We think he is a perfect fit for the breeders of the Mid-Atlantic and that Northview is the perfect spot for him to begin his new career."
The leading earner of the year for his sire, Unbridled's Song
, Domestic Dispute won the Strub Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita in February, prompting a trip to Dubai for the Emirates Airlines Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), in which he was sixth. Since his overseas trip, Domestic Dispute ran twice at Del Mar, finishing second to Kela in the Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) while outfinishing Pico Central, and losing by a nose in the Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 5. The 4-year-old colt has earned $403,428 of his career total of $693,115 this year, and has a record of three wins, four seconds and two thirds from 19 lifetime starts.
"Northview has finally found the outcross stallion that we have been looking for," said Northview's managing partner Richard Golden. "Domestic Dispute is a multiple grade II winner on the dirt, by a world-class American sire, with speed from six furlongs to nine furlongs. This is a very tough combination to find for our breeders, in a true outcross stallion."
Bred in Kentucky by Gary Garber, Domestic Dispute was second in both the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I, behind Toccet) and the Sunny Slope Stakes at Santa Anita as a 2-year-old. In his 3-year-old debut, he scored by a decisive three lengths in Santa Anita's Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II). At Keeneland, he was third in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II).
Domestic Dispute is one of only two foals from his graded stakes-placed dam, Majestical Moment (by Magesterial). He is from the family of the great Native Dancer.