Go for Gin Headed to Bonita Farm in Maryland
Updated: Friday, May 7, 2004 8:11 AM
Posted: Friday, May 7, 2004 8:11 AM
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Go for Gin will head to the Boniface family's Bonita Farm near Darlington, Md., following the completion of the breeding season. The 13-year-old son of Cormorant currently stands at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.
Joseph Cornacchia recently bought out the interests of Bill Condren and Claiborne, The two men raced Go for Gin. A four-time stakes winner, 13-year-old Go for Gin ran second in the Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont (gr. I) Stakes and earned a career total of $1,380,866.
Go for Gin has sired six stakes winners, including $3-million earner and grade I winner Albert the Great. who stands at Three Chimneys Farm near Versailles, Ky., for a fee of $10,000. Go for Gin's runners have earned more than $9 million.
Go for Gin, who was produced from the Stage Door Johnny mare Never Knock, is a half-brother to champion and successful sire Pleasant Tap. Mid-Atlantic breeders are currently being offered introductory seasons in Go for Gin for a price of $5,000 live foal.
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