Najran To Red River Farms in La.

Najran, a speedy son of Runaway Groom, moves to Louisiana for 2011.

Kentucky stallion Najran has been sold to Jay Adcock’s Red River Farms near Coushatta, La., where he will stand the 2011 breeding season for $2,500. Najran had stood his entire stud career at Rick Trontz’ Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky.

Trained by Nick Zito, Najran broke a track record for the mile at Belmont Park in 2003, taking the Westchester Handicap (gr. III) in 1:32.24, tying the one-mile mark set by Dr. Fager in 1968 at Arlington Park.

Najran, a 12-year-old by Runaway Groom—Line Command, by Capote, has gotten several good runners, including grade II winners Wasted Tears, Muny, and Buckleupbuttercup.

“He had a great year with his progeny in 2010 and should be very well-received in Louisiana,” said Trontz.