Grade I winner Sligo Bay, Florida’s fourth-leading second-crop sire in 2008, will be relocated to Gardiner Farms near Caledon East, Ontario, Canada. He formerly stood at Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla. Stronach also owns Adena Springs North in Ontario.
“This partnership between the top two breeders in Canada puts Adena Springs back into the Ontario market and demonstrates our strong commitment to Ontario racing and breeding,” said Adena Springs president Andy Stronach. “Sligo Bay’s proven ability to sire polytrack and grass horses will be of great benefit to us and a huge asset for other Canadian breeders.”
“We are very excited to have a proven, grade I-winning son of Sadler’s Wells standing in Ontario, and we expect a tremendous response from local breeders," said Dr. Colterjohn of Gardiner Farms.
Sligo Bay, out of the Halo mare Angelic Song, sired 35 winners, including six stakes horses, and the earners of $1.4 million last year. He will stand for $5,000 live foal (Canadian funds).