Cool Coal Man , a grade II-winning son of Mineshaft , will stand the 2011 breeding season at Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Florida for a fee of $5,000.
Winner of the 2008 Fountain of Youth (gr. II), the 6-year-old horse produced from the Rubiano mare Coral Sea won 10 of 30 career starts, with six seconds and two third-place finishes, while earning $929,728 for trainer Nick Zito and owner Robert LaPenta. Bred in Kentucky by W. S. Farish and the E. J. Hudson Jr. Irrevocable Trust,. Cool Coal Man won or place in 11 stakes during his career.
“Not only is he nearly a millionaire, being a son of Mineshaft and a grandson of A.P. Indy, this is a sire line that is proving over and over to be the sire of sires,” said director of stallions Rebecca Hayden. “Cool Coal Man is inbred 3x4 to Mr. Prospector, who is a Florida foundation sire, his second dam is a full sister to two-time champion Northernette, also champion racehorse and sire Storm Bird.
“As word has traveled, we have had an immediate response to this horse and believe that he will spark a new ‘Florida breeding market.’ We couldn’t be more pleased to have him with us at Hartley/DeRenzo and are very excited to get him started on his stallion career.”