Stakes winner David, who was retired from racing earlier this month, will set up stud duty for the 2001 season at DunHill Stud near Reddick, Fla. His fee will be $3,000 payable 35 days after the foal's birth.
The 5-year-old David (Mt. Livermore -- Fateful Beauty, by Turkoman) had been at Richard Simon's Sez Who Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla. where he being prepared for a 2001 racing campaign. Trainer Mike Hushion noted a "combination of little things" as to his retirement.
A homebred for New York Racing Association chairman Barry Schwartz, David won five of 14 starts and earned $403,920. A winner of a pair of stakes restricted to New York-breds, David finished second in the 2000 San Bernardino H. (gr. II) at Santa Anita behind Early Pioneer. Last year he also placed third behind Early Pioneer and General Challenge in last year's Sempra Energy Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I), and third behind Running Stag and Out of Mind in the Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II). He also placed in another stakes for state-breds in New York.
His second dam, Poster Beauty, is a half-sister to champion sprinter and blue hen producer Gold Beauty.
DunHill spokesman Bob Fox said the horse was aquired through the efforts of Alan Quartucci and himself. "We are proud to be associated with such a top-quality animal and people like Barry and Sheryl Schwartz who have such great love and proven dedication to our sport," he said.