Musket Man, a grade II stakes winner who was undefeated at 2 and finished third in both the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the Blackberry Preakness Stakes (gr. I) will be relocated to Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N.Y., to stand in 2015. His fee will be $2,500.
A 7-year-old son of Yonaguska out of the stakes-placed Fortunate Prospect mare Fortuesque, Musket Man stood his first season at Vinery Florida. He was then relocated for 2012 to Michele Rodriguez's Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La., where he stood for three seasons.
His first foals are 2-year-olds of 2014. Musket Man is represented by New York-bred stakes winner Ostrolenka, winner of the $250,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes.
"We are very pleased to have a stallion of his stature coming to New York to complement the stallion power this state deserves with the improvement of the quality of racing and our New York breeding program." said farm owner Dr. Jerry Bilinski.
Musket Man won the Illinois Derby (gr. II) and the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III). During his career he won two other stakes and placed in six additional graded events, including the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), the Carter Handicap (gr. I), and the Whitney Handicap (gr. I), on his way to earning more than $1.23 million.
Musket Man joins New York's leading third-crop sire Bustin Stones at Waldorf Farm.