Pikepass to Margaux Farm for 2006

Pikepass, a stakes-winning son of Forty Niner will stand the 2006 breeding season at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., it was announced Friday by Steve Johnson, co-owner and general manager of Margaux. The 9-year-old formerly stood at Spendthrift Farm.

Pikepass' first foals are 2-year-olds of 2005. He has two winners and four placed runners from nine starters.

Pikepass, out of the stakes-placed Storm Bird mare Deanna's Special, was lightly raced, making only five starts, but he made them count. He won three times and was second twice. His wins came from six furlongs to 1 1/16 miles, winning the Diplomat Way Handicap by 5 1/2 lengths as a 4-year-old in 2000. He ran second in the one-mile Governor's Handicap.

Deanna's Special is out of a half-sister to the dam of two-time grade I winner Lady Tak.

His 2006 stud fee will be announced later in the year. He stood for $7,500 last year.

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