Peppers Pride, who earned $1,066,085, is the top runner sired by Desert God.

Peppers Pride, who earned $1,066,085, is the top runner sired by Desert God.

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New Mexico Sire Desert God Pensioned

Three-time leading sire in New Mexico was pensioned due to age and fertility issues.

Leading New Mexico sire Desert God has been pensioned due to advancing age and fertility issues. He will reside at owner Joseph Allen's farm near Abilene, Texas. The 22-year-old son of Fappiano had stood since 2001 at A & A Ranch near Anthony, N.M. His 2013 fee was $6,000.

According to Fred Alexander of A & A, Desert God did not cover any mares in the 2013 breeding season.

Bred in Virginia by Morven Stud, Desert God was unraced but found success as a stallion in New Mexico. The state's leading sire in 2010, 2011, and 2012, Desert God sired 116 winners and 24 stakes winners from 156 starters.

His top runner, the undefeated mare Peppers Pride, earned $1,066,085 and retired in 2009 holding the modern-day American record for consecutive wins at the time. Currently a broodmare for Allen, she is the dam of an unraced 2-year-old Distorted Humor  filly named Funny Pepper, a yearling Distorted Humor colt, and a 2013 Malibu Moon  colt.

Among Desert God's other top progeny are stakes winners Our Choice, Fullofengergy, and Train Rider Blues. The latter horse is Desert God's first son at stud. He stood the 2013 season for a private fee at Freda's Farm near Alto, N.M.