Olmodavor to Magali in California

Two-time graded stakes winner finished second to Mineshaft in a grade II event.

Graded stakes winner Olmodavor will stand in 2011 in the state where he did his best racing. The 11-year-old stallion will hold court in California at Rich and Gaby Sulpizio’s Magali Farms near Santa Ynez. His 2011 fee is $5,000.

At Hollywood Park, Olmodavor won the Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) and ran second in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I). At Santa Anita, the son of A.P. Indy ran second to Medaglia d’Oro in the Strub Stakes (gr. II) and finished third in the San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II).

Away from the Golden State, Olmodavor captured the Whirlaway Handicap (gr. III) and finished second to subsequent Horse of the Year Mineshaft in the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II).

As a stallion, Olmodavor has sired eight stakes horses and the earners of $2.3 million. His runners include stakes winners Brickyardtradition, High Mist, Miss Dixie Dancer, and Zlatan.

Olmodavor, who began his stud career at Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm near Midway, Ky., stood in 2010 at Adena Springs/Gardiner Farms near Caledon, Ontario, Canada. He remains the property of an Adena Springs syndicate.

Olmodavor, a half brother to stakes winner Slow Down, is out of the grade I-winning El Gran Senor mare Corrazona.