Millionaire Limehouse Retired to Vinery
Date Posted: 11/1/2005 4:35:08 PM

Millionaire Limehouse, a four-time graded stakes winner, has arrived for stallion duty at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington. The 4-year-old son of Grand Slam will stand for a syndicate for a fee of $17,500.

Limehouse concluded his racing career with a solid effort in Artie Schiller's NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), beaten only 2 1/2 lengths while finishing sixth in only his second start on grass. Campaigned his entire career by Dogwood Stable (Cot Campbell, president), Limehouse retired with seven wins from 21 starts and earnings of $1,110,433.

Limehouse competed solely in stakes--17 of which were graded--after breaking his maiden as a 2-year-old at the Keeneland spring meeting at first asking. He was a multiple stakes winner all three years he raced.

Limehouse registered a 112 Beyer Speed Figure in winning this year's Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park. His others stakes wins came in the Bashford Manor (gr. III) and Three Chimneys Juvenile Stakes, both at Churchill Downs, as a 2-year-old; the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park and the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) at three; and this year's Alysheba Stakes at Churchill.

All five of Limehouse's stakes-placings came in graded stakes, including the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland. In his next race, he ran fourth in Smarty Jones' Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

Bred in Florida by Cheryl A. Curtin, Limehouse is a half-brother to millionaire Blues and Royals and is out of the Dixieland Band mare Dixieland Blues. His next two dams, Blue Jean Baby and Jones Time Machine, were graded stakes winners.

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