Doug Arnold, owner of Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., has purchased Florida stallions Kissin Kris and Lost Soldier. The two 14-year-old stallions, who stand at Franks Farms near Ocala, Fla., will remain there until the end of the breeding season, after which a decision will be made where to stand them.
"They might stand up here, or we might keep them in Florida," Arnold said.
Both stallions currently stand for $7,500 as the property of the Franks estate.
Kissin Kris, a millionaire son of Kris S. out of the Your Alibhai mare Toes Forward, has sired 11 stakes winners, including three this year, and the earners of $9.5 million. His added-money winners include Canadian champion Kiss a Native, who won the May 1 John Henry Handicap, plus grade III winner Cellars Shiraz, a $728,410-earner, and Canadian grade II winner Smoocher.
Lost Soldier, a graded stakes-winning son of Danzig out of the Secretariat mare Lady Winborne, has sired seven stakes winners and the earners of $4.9 million. He is the sire of graded stakes winners Lush Soldier (in Canada) and Lost At Sea.