Lane's End Farm confirmed Nov. 6 its 24-year-old stallion Belong to Me has been pensioned.
Belong to Me, by Danzig out of the Exclusive Native mare Belonging, stood at the Central Kentucky farm this year for a fee of $5,000 live foal, stands and nurses. He is the sire of 11 grade I winners.
Lane's End, on its Facebook page, said the stallion is enjoying retirement.
From 1998 through 2005, Belong to Me shuttled between the United States and Australia. According to The Jockey Club, the stallion has had 19 crops and a total of 1,479 foals.
Belong to Me thus far has sired two champions and has 29 graded stakes winners. His North American champion, Forever Together, won four grade I stakes, including the 2008 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, and was voted top turf mare of that year.
Belong to Me raced for two years with seven wins, three seconds, and two thirds in 16 starts. He was a four-time stakes winner, with two of the victories in grade III events in New York.