Millionaire Friendly Island, who was retired from racing earlier this month, will enter stud next year at his birthplace, Howard and Susan Kaskel's Sugar Maple Farm near Poughquag, N.Y. The 6-year-old son of Crafty Friend is in the process of being syndicated by Stuart Subotnick.
Friendly Island, who raced for Stuart and Anita Subotnick's Anstu Stables, won eight of 19 races, earned $1,369,714, and was voted 2006 New York-bred champion male sprinter and older male. He captured four stakes, including the Palos Verdes (gr. II) and Maryland Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. III) Handicaps. His five stakes-placings include runner-up efforts in last year's TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and this year's Gulf News Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I).
Bred by Kildare Stud and Adrian Regan, Friendly Island was produced from the winning Ogygian mare Island Queen.