Graded Winner Irisheyesareflying to Key Ranch in Texas
Irisheyesareflying, a multiple graded stakes winner who earned $715,036, will enter stud at Joe and Sharon Kirby's Key Ranch near Salado, Texas.An 8-year-old son of Flying Continental, Irisheyesareflying won the Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) and Wells Fargo Bank California Cup Classic in consecutive starts in 2001 and took the following year's Berkeley Handicap (gr. III). He placed in four stakes, three graded, and ran fourth to winner Tiznow in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).Irisheyesareflying, who was produced from the Track Barron mare Sharon's Barron, retired with eight wins from 39 starts. He was bought by a partnership that includes Brett F. St. Amand and David Thompson and will stand for a syndicate for $3,500 live foal.