Cactus Ridge will stand the 2012 breeding season at Calumet Farm, according to an announcement made Jan. 3.
He stood at Vinery in Kentucky the last two years, and at Walmac Farm for six years prior to that.
A graded stakes winner who was undefeated in four starts as a 2-year-old, Cactus Ridge was bred and raced by Toby Keith’s Dream Walkin’ Farms. The 11-year-old son of Hennessy entered stud in 2004 and to date has sired 13 stakes winners, 38 stakes horses in five crops to race. His top runners include Canadian Champion Hollywood Hit, the grade I winner Hot Cha Cha, as well as multiple 2011 stakes winner Peyote Patty.
Cactus Ridge will stand the 2012 season for $5,000 live foal, payable when the foal stands and nurses.
“Cactus Ridge has been a successful stallion and represents extremely good value for $5,000,” said Calumet farm manager Bill Witman. “He has been at the top of his crop consistently by black-type horses, and we are very pleased to have him here at Calumet.”
In 2011 Cactus Ridge was represented by 17 stakes horses, including five stakes winners.