Chapel Royal Moving to Florida
Date Posted: 10/5/2008 5:36:57 PM
Last Updated: 10/6/2008 8:40:56 AM

Chapel Royal
Photo: Equisport

Chapel Royal, a prominent first-crop sire nationally, has been acquired by William Schettine’s Signature Stallions for stallion duty at the Ocala, Fla., farm. His 2009 fee is $10,000.

Seven-year-old Chapel Royal is tied for the lead among freshmen sires with 17 juvenile winners and ranks sixth by progeny earnings, with a bankroll of $535,000. His two stakes performers include Advice, who placed in the Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III).

Chapel Royal, a Florida-bred, stood his first four years at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., for $10,000.  His sire, Montbrook, has been one of Florida’s top sires for years.

“We are doing something a little bit different,” said Bill Bazzell, general manager of Signature Stallions. “We're bringing a successful Kentucky sire back to Florida. William wants Florida breeders to know beyond any doubt that he is committed to Thoroughbred breeding in this state.”

Chapel Royal, a $1.2 million Ocala Breeders’ Sales juvenile, was one of the top 2-year-olds of his year. He won the Sanford (gr. II) and Flash (gr. III) Stakes and placed in three grade I events, including the Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I). He is out of the winning Cutlass mare Cut Class Leanne.

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