Unbeaten Bustin Stones, one of the year’s leading sprinters, arrived Oct. 6 at Dr. Jerry Bilinski’s Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N.Y., where he will enter stud in 2009 for a fee of $6,500. He is in the process of being syndicated.
The 4-year-old son of City Zip was retired because of a nagging foot problem that will prevent him from running in the Oct. 25 Sentient Flight Group Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.
Trained by Bruce Levine, Bustin Stones won six races and earned $480,150 for breeder/owner Roddy J. Valente. He won the Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct in April while posting a 109 Beyer Speed Figure.
Bustin Stones competed exclusively in stakes after breaking his maiden by seven lengths in his first start. He won the General George Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel, plus the Screenland, Promonroe, and New York Stallion Times Square Stakes in New York. He is out of the winning Prospectors Gamble mare Shesasurething.