Istintaj, Mr. Groush to Louisiana

Istintaj and Mr. Groush were graded stakes winners.

Graded stakes winners Istintaj and Mr. Groush will stand at John Pomier’s Pomerosa Farms near Duson, La. Each will stand for $1,000. They formerly stood at Weatherly Horse Farms in New Mexico.

Fifteen-year-old Istintaj (Nureyev—Mathkurh, by Riverman) is the sire of 2011 stakes winner Gila Girl and earlier stakes-placed runners Comfy Lead and Fast Istintaj. As a racehorse, Istintaj won the Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III) and the Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III).

Seventeen-year-old Mr. Groush (Crafty Prospector—Clint’s Sec, by Secretariat) is the sire of stakes-placed runners Ocean Joe, S L R Lonesomedove, and Thelawyersgetitall. Mr. Groush won three stakes, including the Alabama Derby (gr. III).