Grade III-winning stallion Country Be Gold, previously standing in Oklahoma at Caines Stallion Station, has been sold and will stand the 2014 breeding season in Illinois at Lakewood Stables, near Centreville. His fee is set at $1,000.
Bred in Kentucky by Helen Brann and Flora Roberts, 16-year-old Country Be Gold is by Summer Squall—Beloved Bea, by Personal Flag.
The bay stallion is a winner of four stakes races including the DTHA Owners' Day Handicap, the Kelso Handicap, and the Gate Dancer Stakes, all at Delaware Park. In his last year of racing, at age eight, Country Be Gold captured the Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III), in which he scored a 117 Beyer Speed Figure.
Multiple times graded stakes-placed, Country Be Gold recorded runner-up finishes in the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) and the Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III) and a third in the Westchester Handicap (gr. III), all at Belmont Park. In his only grade I placing, Country Be Gold finished third in Belmont's Jockey Club Gold Cup.
In his six-year racing career he recorded 11 firsts, six seconds, and nine thirds from 56 starts and earned $818,991.
Retiring to stud in 2006, he is the sire of four crops of racing age. He has sired 16 winners from 32 starters including Country Green, Grapes to Wine, and stakes-placed Right Squall.