Millionaire and grade II winner Park Avenue Ball will enter stud at Sam Fieramosca's Colonial Farm near Colts Neck, N.J. The 6-year-old son of Citidancer will stand for $3,500.
A multiple New Jersey-bred champion, Park Avenue Ball won or placed in 16 of 25 races and earned $1,049,360. He was retired from racing in December.
Park Avenue Ball raced as a homebred for Hesse and her late husband, Charles, in the name Char-Mari Stable. Trained by James Ryerson, Park Avenue Ball won six stakes, including the Futurity (gr. II) and Long Branch Breeders' Cup (gr. III) Stakes and the Philip H. Iselin Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III). His four championships included Horse of the Year honors in 2005.
Park Avenue Ball was "a very gifted, sound, and consistent horse who showed up throughout his career, and who had the versatility to be effective in both sprint and route events against top-class competition," said his trainer, Jim Ryerson.
Bred by C.J. Hesse, Park Avenue Ball is out of the winning Cahill Road mare Road to the Ball.