Bowman's Band, a millionaire and grade II winner, has been relocated to William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., where he has joined his sire, Dixieland Band, at stud.His sire's leading earner, Bowman's Band won or placed in 18 stakes and earned $1,315,774. His big win came in the Meadowlands Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) and his five grade I stakes-placings included efforts in the Metropolitan and Whitney Handicaps and Woodward Stakes. Racing in the colors of Martin S. Schwartz, Bowman's Band earned 20 triple digit Beyer Speed Figures.Bowman's Band, who is out of the stakes-winning Pleasant Colony mare Hometown Queen, entered stud at Maryland Stallion Station, a joint venture with Lane's End, and has stood each year to a full book of mares. His first foals arrived this year.Bill Farish said "Bowman's Band is a great looking, big boned, very sound son of Dixieland Band that we think breeders will love. Breeders have been very supportive of Bowman's Band since he first retired and we think that will continue with his move to Kentucky."Bowman's Band will stand for $6,000 live foal in 2007 as the property of Maryland Stallion Station and Schwartz. He will be available for inspection beginning Nov. 3 at the stallion open house at Lane's End. The inspection continues Nov. 5 to 8 from 10am to 3pm.
Dixieland Brass, a Kentucky-bred son of Dixieland Band, was euthanized earlier this year at R.J. and Lois Bennett's Flying Horse Farm near Westbank, British Columbia, Canada, because of a liver malfunction.