Champion Orientate, who has sired 35 stakes winners from seven crops, has been relocated to Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., for the 2013 breeding season.
The 15-year-old son of Mt. Livermore who previously stood at Gainesway Farm near Lexington, will stand for a fee of $5,000 and will be available for inspection at Northview beginning Feb. 6.
Among the top runners to represent Orientate, a champion sprinter bred by Gainesway in Kentucky out of the grade I-winning Cox's Ridge mare Dream Team, have been grade/group I winners Lady Joanne, Intangaroo, and Lady Sprinter (in Argentina). His progeny have earned nearly $34 million and he was 11th nationally by total winners in 2011 with 133. Orientate was represented by 121 winners in 2012.
"We're excited for the opportunity to bring Orientate to breeders in the region," said Richard Golden, president and CEO of Northview. "He consistently gets a great number of winners, with high earning potential, and can get grade I winners. He proved his class as a racehorse and, being a Blushing Groom line stallion out of a Turn-to line mare, offers breeders a pedigree free of Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector."
Orientate concluded his career in 2002 with five straight victories for Robert and Beverly Lewis capped by the NAPA Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), his second grade I victory after winning the Forego Stakes (gr. I). He retired an earner of $1,716,950 with 10 wins and three seconds from 19 starts for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.