Vineyard Haven, a multiple grade I winner, will stand in 2013 at John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds near Reddick, Fla. His fee will be $2,000 live foal. The 6-year-old son of Lido Palace formerly stood at Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla.
"We're proud to stand him as the property of Darley and plan to support him with some fine mares," said Woodford general manager Matt Lyons. "With his race record and ability, he's the type of racehorse we're looking for."
At 2 in New York, Vineyard Haven captured the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) and the Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) and ran third in the Sanford Stakes (gr. II). At 3 he won the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (gr. I) at Laurel Park and finished first in the NetJets King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course but was disqualified and placed second. He ran third in that year's Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I).
Vineyard Haven, who at 4 at Saratoga won the James Marvin Stakes and ran third in the Forego Stakes (gr. I), was retired with a record of 5-1-3 from 12 starts and earnings of $772,750.
Out of the winning Aloha Prospector mare Princess Aloha, Vineyard Haven is a half brother to multiple stakes winner On the Vineyard.