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.