Behindatthebar, who won three of five lifetime starts including the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) in 2008 in his last outing, will stand in 2010 at Perry Judice’s Judice Farm near Sunset, La. His fee will be $2,500.
The 4-year-old horse is by Forest Wildcat and is the first foal out of the graded stakes-placed Runaway Groom mare Rhiana.
"The Behindatthebar syndicate is made up of some of Louisiana’s best breeders who own very good mares. He will have every chance to succeed as a stallion and we are extremely excited to stand him at our farm," Judice said.
Bred in Kentucky by Dr. Frank Justice and Meadow Oaks Farm, he went through an auction ring three times. Consigned to the 2006 Keeneland September yearling sale by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, he was purchased by Journeyman Bloodstock, agent, for $130,000. Consigned by Cloverleaf Farms and Brent Fernung, agents, to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s February auction of 2-year-olds in training, he was bought back on a bid of $145,000. Consigned again by Cloverleaf and Fernung to the OBS June sale, Behindatthebar was sold to Mike Shustek for $140,000. He raced for Shustek, Don Stanley, and Padua Stable and was trained by Todd Pletcher.
Unraced at 2, Behindatthebar broke his maiden in his second start at Santa Anita, and then ran fifth in the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III). He then won an allowance race at Santa Anita before shipping to Keeneland to win the Lexington. Behindatthebar earned $277,100.
Bryan Foret of The Stallion Co. is handling the syndication.