California Stallion Falstaff Pensioned
Falstaff, who sired California graded stakes winners Go Go, Cover Gal, and Hombre Rapido, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Alex Trebek's Creston Farms near Creston, Calif.Falstaff, a 23-year-old son of Lyphard, sired 22 stakes winners, 20 stakes-placed runners, and the earners of $12 million. Go Go and Cover Gal, both grade II winners, each earned more than $600,000. Go Go was one of the top sprint fillies of 2001, with graded wins in the A Gleam (gr. II), Las Flores (gr. III), Desert Stormer (gr. III), and Las Cienegas (gr. IIIT) Handicaps.Falstaff's other stakes winners included 14-time added-money winner Brew, plus the popular Apollo and Oncefortheroad.Harold Keith bred Falstaff and raced the horse with his wife, Diane, and Turf historian Leon Rasmussen. Falstaff was group stakes-placed in England and also raced in France and the U.S. He retired after the 1985 season with two wins from 16 starts and earnings of $62,741.