Empire Maker's Half-Brother Chiselling to South Africa
Grade I winner Chiselling, a half-brother to grade I winner Empire Maker, has been acquired by Andreas Jacobs and Scott Brothers in a partnership for stallion duty at Maine Chance Farms near Robertson in South Africa. The 5-year-old son of Woodman raced as a homebred for Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, winning three of 10 races and earning $410,000. He captured the 2002 Secretariat (gr. IT) and Lexington (gr. IIIT) Stakes and ran third in that year's Jamaica Handicap (gr. IIT). His last start came in June of last year.Empire Maker, winner of the 2003 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), entered stud this year at Juddmonte near Lexington. Chiselling also is a half-brother to grade I winners Chester House and Honest Lady and to grade II winner Decarchy. His dam, grade I winner Toussaud, is by El Gran Senor. Chiselling's fee is $25,000 rands (approximately $3,800).