Repent , whose son Crown of Thorns ran second in the Nov. 7 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I), will stand in 2010 at Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y. The 10-year-old son of Louis Quatorze will stand for $5,000 as the property of CloverLeaf Farms. Repent initially stood at CloverLeaf in Florida. He last stood at Vinery near Lexington.
A successful third-crop stallion, Repent has sired 15 stakes horses and the earners of $6 million. His runners have earned $2.8 million this year.
In addition to running second in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Crown of Thorns won the 2008 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) and ran second in this year’s Ancient Title Stakes (gr. I).
Repent also is the sire of 2008 graded stakes winner Atoned.
“Repent offers tremendous proven speed and great looks at an affordable $5,000 price,” said Empire president Jamie LaMonica.
A four-time graded stakes winner, Repent was a grade II winner at 2 and 3 and was second in the Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and the Travers Stakes (gr. I).
Repent is out of the Cipayo mare Baby Grace.
The announcement of Repent relocating to Empire was made a day after the announcement of Posse relocating to Empire from Vinery.