Bellamy Road, record-setting winner of the 2005 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) at Aqueduct, will enter stud at Hurricane Hall near Lexington for a fee of $10,000. The 4-year-old son of Concerto won four of seven races and earned $811,400.
He will be the first stallion to start at Hurricane Hall, owned by Ben P. Walden Jr., Patrick Madden, Brad M. Kelley, and David Hanley.
"Few horses enter stud that were as athletically gifted as Bellamy Road," said Walden. "His New York track record was accomplished in a hand ride by over 17 lengths."
Campaigned by George Steinbrenner III's Kinsman Stable, Bellamy Road won the Wood Memorial by 171<$k-10>/2<$> lengths in stakes-record time of 1:47.16, which equaled Riva Ridge's track record of 1:47 flat set in 1973. Bellamy Road went into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) the clear cut 5-2 favorite, but finished unplaced. He was sidelined for several weeks because of an injury to his right front leg that was discovered after the race.Bellamy Road, who was trained by Nick Zito, finished a game second to Flower Alley in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga in his first start back. He was taken out of training after the race and sent to Kinsman near Ocala, Fla, to rest. Plans were to run him this year, but he never started.Bred in Florida by Dianne D. Cotter, Bellamy Road was bought by Kinsman for $87,000 at the 2004 Ocala Breeders' Sales Company April sale of 2-year-olds in training from Ocala Stud Farms, agent. He won his first start that year by 71<$k-10>/2<$> lengths at Delaware Park, then took the Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes (gr. III) at River Downs.Bellamy Road, who is out of the Deputed Testamony mare Hurry Home Hillary, is being syndicated.$>$k-10>$>$k-10>