Eleven-year-old Ordway, who stood at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., was consigned by the farm as agent to the Keeneland January sale, where he was bought by Rick Nord's Nord Thoroughbreds for $47,000 on behalf of Jose Carro. Plans call for Ordway to stand at the new owner's Haras de Caribe in Puerto Rico.
Ordway, who was owned by Claiborne in partnership with Philip F. DiLeo and William Punk, scored his big win in the 1996 Moet Champagne Stakes (gr. I) for the two men on his way to $637,600 in career earnings. Ordway (Salt Lake -- Priceless Countess, by Vaguely Noble) has sired two stakes winners and six-stakes-placed runners, including a Puerto Rican group I performer.