Student Council , a grade I winner on dirt and synthetic surfaces for Ro Parra’s Millennium Farms, will begin his stallion career in 2009 for a fee of $20,000. Student Council, who remains in training, will stand at Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington on behalf of a syndicate that includes William S. Farish’s Lane's End Farm.
Bred in Kentucky by Farish, Student Council (Kingmambo--Class Kris, by Kris S.)has won or placed in 16 of 30 races and earned $1,567,731. His grade I wins came in this year’s Maryland Lottery Pimlico Special Handicap (gr. I) and last year’s Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I). In the Whitney Handicap (gr.I) at Saratoga in July, he posted a 112 Beyer Speed Figure when he ran second to Commentator.
“We are going to stand Student Council for a fee that will be very attractive to breeders,” Parra said. “He has a true stallion's pedigree with a great race record that has displayed how tough and durable he is. We know he likes to travel and has already won a grade I on a synthetic surface, so we are pointing him for the Breeders Cup in California as his next, and final, start.”
“Lane's End Farm is pleased to be a part of the Student Council syndicate,” said Farish, who stands Kingmambo at Lane’s End. “We always believed he would make a great stallion, and we will strongly support him.”
Trained by Steve Asmussen, Student Council is training at Churchill Downs as he prepares for his final career start in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 25 at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.