Brahms to Stand at Vinery for $12,500
Grade I winner Brahms has been retired from racing and is scheduled to arrive Nov. 1 at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington. The 4-year-old son of Danzig out of champion Queena (by Mr. Prospector) will stand for a syndicate for $12,500 live foal. He enters stud with five wins from 17 starts and earnings of $843,050, most of it earned for Dr. Tom VanMeter II and partners. "We're excited about Brahms going to stud,"VanMeter said. "He has a brilliant pedigree and race record with looks to match."Brahms, who was twice group I stakes-placed in Europe as a 2-year-old, scored his major win in the 2000 Early Times Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) and also took that year's River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) and Seattle Slew Stakes. As 4-year-old, he placed in two grade I events and in a pair of grade II events. He closed out his career with an unplaced effort in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).