Alex's Pal, a half-brother to successful third-crop sire Successful Appeal, will stand at Randolph Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., for a fee of $2,500 live foal.A 7-year-old son of Valid Expectations, Alex's Pal won six of 19 races, including three straight at Monmouth Park. He retired with $163,680 in earnings.Alex's Pal, who is out of the winning Fortunate Prospect mare Successful Dancer, last stood at Lou-Roe Farm in Florida. Successful Appeal, a Kentucky stallion, will stand in 2007 for $40,000.
Fresh off a victory in the Sept. 3 Tom Ridge Labor Day Stakes over the Tapeta surface at Presque Isle Downs, Tom Walters' Elite Squadron heads a field of 11 for the Sept. 29 Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III) at Turfway.