Changeintheweather to Xanthus Farm
by Evan Hammonds
Date Posted: 12/16/2005 2:53:24 PM
Last Updated: 12/16/2005 3:21:21 PM

Changeintheweather, a grade I-winning son of Gone West, will relocate to Ron and Barbara Rickline's Xanthus Farm near Gettysburg, Pa. for the 2006 breeding season. The dual stakes winner, who entered stud in 2004, moves from Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky.

His 2006 stud fee will be $3,500, $3,000 for mares foaled in Pennsylvania. He remains the property of Pin Oak Stud.

Bred and raced by Pin Oak, Changeintheweather won five of 15 starts and earned $441,247. At two, he won the Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-I) at Woodbine. At three, he won the Gate Dancer Stakes and placed in four graded events, including the William Donald Schaefer Handicap (gr. III) and Fayette Stakes (gr. III).

He is out of the winning Pleasant Colony mare Meteor Colony. Meteor Colony is a full sister to champion Pleasant Stage and graded winners Stage Colony and Colonial Play.

"I'd like to thank Pin Oak Stud for the opportunity to stand Changeintheweather," said Ron Rickline in a release. "He will be a great addition to the Xanthus Farms roster, the Pennsylvania breeders' program, and will give Midlantic breeders a quality stallion for their mares.

"Changeintheweather has it all--race record, pedigree, conformation, and one of the major sire lines. With future gaming revenue increasing purses and breeder incentives, Changeintheweather is the type of stallion the Pennsylvania program needs."

Changeintheweather's first foals are yearlings this year.

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