Grade II winner Read the Footnotes has been purchased for stallion duty at River Oaks Farm near Sulphur, Okla. The fee for the 10-year-old son of Smoke Glacken will be announced later.
Read the Footnotes, who formerly stood at Keane Stud in New York, ranks second on this year’s Oklahoma sires’ list with progeny earnings approaching $1.4 million. He is represented this year by stakes winners Socialsaul and Eminent Tale.
Read the Footnotes has sired a dozen career stakes horses and the earners of more than $5.1 million. One of his eight stakes winners, Rightly So, captured last year’s Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga and the Bed o’ Roses Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park.
As a racehorse Read the Footnotes won the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), the Remsen Stakes (gr. II), and the Nashua Stakes (gr. III). He is out of the Al Nasr mare Baydon Belle.
The transaction between River Oaks and Keane Stud was brokered by Schumer Bloodstock.