Gold Legend, an 18-year-old son of Seattle Slew and a half-brother to champion Dayjur, will stand the 2009 breeding season at Pierre Esquirol’s Esquirol Farms in Alberta, Canada. Gold Legend previously stood at Valor Farm in Texas.
Gold Legend, out of champion sprinter Gold Beauty, is also a half-brother to multiple grade I-winner Maplejinsky, the dam of champion Sky Beauty and granddam of Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Pleasant Home and Hill ‘n’ Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) winner Tale of Ekati.
Dayjur, European Horse of the Year in 1990, ran second in a memorable finish in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Belmont Park. Battling with Safely Kept, Dayjur jumped shadows on the track twice then fought back to just miss by a neck. A prominent stallion, Dayjur, a son of Danzig who stands at Shadwell Farm near Lexington, is the sire of 27 stakes winners.
Gold Legend will stand for $2,500 (Canadian funds) due when the foal stands and nurses.
Gold Legend did not race and began his stud career in 1994 at Jonabell Farm near Lexington, where he stood until the 2002 season when he went to Valor Farm. He is the sire of 18 stakes winners, including grade I winner Heritage of Gold and Puerto Rican 3-year-old filly champion Leyenda Dorada.