Two-time Canadian grade I winner Marsh Side will join the Questroyal Stud stallion roster in 2011 at Silvernails Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y. An introductory stud fee of $2,000 (stands and nurses) is being offered to the owners of the first 50 mares booked to Marsh Side.
Seven-year-old Marsh Side, by Gone West, won all four of his stakes at Woodbine. He captured the Pattison Canadian International Stakes (Can-IT), the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-IT), the Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT), and established a track record in the Valedictory Stakes. In the United States, he ran second in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) to subsequent champion Gio Ponti.
Marsh Side, who recorded seven triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures, won or placed in 11 of 31 races and earned $2,360,853. He is out of grade II winner Colonial Play (by Pleasant Colony), who is a full sister to champion Pleasant Stage and grade III winner Stage Colony.
Marsh Side will stand as the property of his breeder/owner, Robert S. Evans.