Aikenite to Stand at Bridlewood in 2015

Multiple grade II stakes winner competed in Breeders' Cup three years in a row.

Aikenite , a multiple grade II stakes winner, will stand at John and Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season.

Raced by Dogwood Stable and trained by Todd Pletcher, Aikenite was a multiple graded stakes performer at 2, 3, and 4 who earned $875,385 and competed in Breeders' Cup races for three consecutive years.

Aikenite won back-to-back grade II stakes at 4, including a five-length victory over Wise Dan in the Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. He also won the Churchill Downs Handicap (gr. II).

Bred in Florida by Brylynn Farm, Aikenite is by Yes It's True out of the Saint Ballado mare Silverado. His stud fee at Bridlewood is listed at $5,000.

"Aikenite is that rare blend of brilliance and soundness so needed in our industry, and he's a gorgeous horse to look at," Bridlewood general manager George Isaacs said. "He was precocious enough to win his debut at Saratoga, and had enough stamina to place in a nine-furlong grade II on the Triple Crown trail.

"He won two important seven-furlong stakes at 4, and finished his career with 24 starts from coast to coast. He is also an excellent outcross for Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector, and with his strong Florida ties, I feel he makes a great addition to the Bridlewood stallion ranks."

Aikenite joins Backtalk , Benny the Bull, Corfu, Fort Loudon, Mach Ride, and Wagon Limit on Bridlewood's 2015 stallion roster.