Supremo, a grade II winner by Gone West, will be relocated to Dennis Strohkirch's Benz Lake Farm near Stillwater, Minn., from Rockin' River Ranch in Iowa.
Multiple grade II winner Puerto Banus has been retired after suffering an injury to a suspensory in his front leg, trainer Kristin Mulhall revealed Feb. 24.
Jockey Victor Espinoza completed a sweep of the President's Day stakes doubleheader at Santa Anita when he guided Puerto Banus through heavy traffic in the stretch for a neck victory in the grade II, $200,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap. Less than one length separated the top five finishers in the turf marathon.
Puerto Banus came from well off the pace to catch Cagney in the final furlong and tally a half-length victory in Sunday's closing day $150,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park.
Grade II winner Supremo and 3-year-old Doug Fir will stand the 2003 season at Wade and Fred Feuring's Rockin River Ranch near Winterset, Iowa.
Supremo, the Gone West son now at Blue Ridge Farm gained his biggest [southern] success on Aug. 31 when his second crop son, Sportsman, landed the Peter Pan Stakes (Aust-II) at Sydney's Rosehill oval. Australia's Peter Pan, contested over 1,500 meters by spring 3-year-olds is named for the Australian champion who won two Melbourne Cups.
Grade II winner Supremo will stand the 2001 season at Blue Ridge Farm near Upperville, Va., for a fee of $4,000.
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