Guineas Winner Foostepsinthesand to Stand at Ashford

Footstepsinthesand, who was retired in June unbeaten in three starts, will stand at stud in 2006 at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. The fee for the son of Giant's Causeway  , who won this year's Ultimatepoker.com Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I), will be $30,000.

He is currently standing the Southern Hemisphere season at Coolmore Australia for $27,500 (about $20,750).

Trained by Aidan O'Brien for Michael Tabor and Susan Magnier, Foostepsinthestand won both his starts at two, taking the Lillavullan Stakes (Ire-III) just eight days after breaking his maiden. In his only race this year, he won the classic Guineas by 1 1/4 lengths from Rebel Rebel and Kandidate.

The colt was unable to start following the Guineas because of a foot bruise.

Bred in England by Hascombe and Valiant Studs, Foostepsinthesand is out of the Rainbow Quest mare Glatisant, a group III winner who is out of group II winner Dancing Rocks, by Green Dancer.

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