Petionville to Penn Ridge in Pennsylvania

Son of Seeking the Gold has sired 85 stakes horses and the earners of $33.7 million.

Petionville , whose 41 stakes winners include grade I winner Island Fashion, will stand in 2012 at Mike Jester’s Penn Ridge Farm near Harrisburg, Pa. The 19-year-old stallion’s stud fee has not been determined but will include special consideration for Pennsylvania-bred mares.

A grade II winner, Petionville (Seeking the GoldVana Turns, by Wavering Monarch) not only is the sire of three-time grade I winner Island Fashion but other graded winners Caught in the Rain, Hour Glass, Publication, Runway Model, Sailors Sunset, True Passion, Two Step Salsa , and Voodoo.

According to a Penn Ridge release, Petionville is referred to as “the best value in the business” by pedigree analyst Alan Porter. and that the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation named Petionville its 2010 No. 1 stallion in the Northern Hemisphere by lifetime percentage of starters from foals of racing age, with 83.48%.

“Petionville is a proven sire both in the sale ring and on the racetrack,” Jester said. “He has sired two session toppers at Keeneland for $900,000 and $250,000, respectively, and he is perhaps Seeking the Gold’s best son at stud."

Petionville, who boasts lifetime marks of 83% starters and 65% winners from horses of racing age,  has sired 85 stakes horses and the earners of more than $33.7 million His average earnings per runner is upwards of $64,600.

Petionville stood in 2010 at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky.