Carr de Naskra, who won the Travers Stakes (gr. I) and whose runners include the leading New York-bred money earner of all time, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Virginia Kraft Payson's Payson Stud near Lexington. The 20-year-old stallion is in good health but is physically getting up there in age, according to a farm representative.
Carr de Naskra, who raced for Virginia Kraft Payson, has sired 21 stakes winners and the earners of nearly $20 million, including L'Carriere. A two-time stakes winner at Saratoga, L'Carriere ranks as New York's all-time money earner, with $1,726,175. L'Carriere's two richest paydays came when he ran second to Cigar in the 1995 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and was third behind that rival in the 1996 Dubai World Cup.
Carr de Naskra (Star de Naskra--Cornish Runner, by Cornish Prince) won seven of 18 races and earned $831,672 before beginning his stallion career at The Stallion Park in New York in 1986. He later stood at Sugar Maple Farm in New York prior to being moved to Payson Stud for the 1994 breeding season.