Mathea Kelley

Twinspired, Louie Villain to Poplar Creek

Twinspired will stand at Ohio facility for $1,500 and Louie Villain for $1,000.

Twinspired , a stakes-winning son of Harlan's Holiday, and Louie Villain, a son of A.P. Indy, will enter stud in 2014 at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio.

Twinspired will stand for $1,500 and Louie Villain for $1,000, both on a live foal stands and nurses basis.

Trained by Michael Maker for Alpha Stables, Skychai Racing, and Sand Dollar Stable, Twinspired won the WEBN Stakes. He finished second in the 2011 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and third to eventual Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom  in the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III). The 5-year-old horse won or placed in 12 of 26 starts and earned $353,518.

A 3-year-old whose career was cut short due to a knee injury, Louie Villain was also trained by Maker for Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stable, placing second twice in four starts.