Vibank, a 2005 Sovereign Award finalist, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Michael Byrne's Park Stud near Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. The 4-year-old son of Silver Deputy will stand for CAN$3,000.
A finalist for champion 2-year-old male, Vibank broke his maiden by 9 1/4 lengths and then won the Victoria and Clarendon Stakes in consecutive fashion at Woodbine. At 3, he was stakes-placed. He retired with four wins from 11 races and earnings of $248,084 for owners James and Alice Sapara.
"We're delighted to stand a son of Silver Deputy, whose son Posse is doing so well his first year at stud," Byrne said.
Vibank, out of the stakes-winning Bold Ruckus mare Princess Ruckus, is one of several stakes winners bearing the Silver Deputy/Bold Ruckus cross. Princess Ruckus is a half-sister to Canadian champion Langfuhr , who has developed into a successful North American sire.
Bred in Ontario by Gustav Schickedanz, Vibank was bought by the Saparas' Winsong Farms for $280,000 from Byrne, agent for Schickedanz, at the 2004 Keeneland September yearling sale.