Langfuhr, the leading third-crop sire of 2003 and currently the fifth-ranked sire in North America on the general sire list, will be relocated to William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky. The son of Danzig, who has seven individual stakes winners this year, will stand the 2004 breeding season for a fee of $20,000 live foal.
Langfuhr is the sire of Wando, winner of this year's Canadian Triple Crown and nine other stakes winners from three crops of racing age. Last year, Langfuhr was the leading second-crop sire by progeny earnings partially due to the success of Imperial Gesture, winner of the Beldame Stakes (gr. I) and Gazelle Handicap (gr. I). Other stakes winners sired by Langfuhr include Mobil (Can-III), Keeping the Gold, Frightening (Aust-II), Sweet Light (Tur-III).
Langfuhr stood the 2003 breeding season at Vinery Kentucky.
The 11-year-old Langfuhr won nine of 23 starts and $698,574 in three seasons on the track. He got better with age, being named champion sprinter in Canada as a 4-year-old off powerful wins in the Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) and Forego Handicap (gr. I). Both wins were at seven furlongs. At 5, he won the Metropolitian Handicap (gr. I), the seven-furlong Carter Handicap (gr. I), and was second in the Vigil Handicap at Woodbine.
Langfuhr is out of the stakes-winning Briartic mare Sweet Briar Too and is a half-brother to two stakes winners. He is inbred 3x3 to Nearctic.
In a release, owner Gustav Schickedanz said, "I am extremely pleased that Langfuhr will be relocating to Lane's End. They have an excellent record for promoting stallions and a first-class broodmare band. Lane's End has been interested in Langfuhr since he first retired from racing."