Arv and Jay Holden, who have transferred their Holden Farm operation from the Denver area to Greenfield, Ind., will stand grade I winner Colonial Colony at their new farm for a fee of $3,500. The 11-year-old stallion formerly stood at Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Colonial Colony (Pleasant Colony--Jen’s Fashion, by Northern Fashion) won the 2004 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) over Southern Image and Perfect Drift. He earned a career total of $921,345. His first foals are 2-year-olds.
The Holdens also announced the death of their 15-year-old stallion Eishin Masamune. A Japanese-bred son of Sunday Silence, Eishin Masamune died from a leg injury suffered in December.
Eishin Masamune, out of the Tosho Boy mare Eishin Gracious, is represented as a sire by stakes winner Sunday Romeo and stakes-placed Sunday Berries.