Chief Seattle to WinRich in Indiana

Son of Seattle Slew has sired 25 stakes horses

Chief Seattle, New York’s leading sire in 2007, has been purchased by Tommy Wente’s WinRich Farm for stallion duty at the North Vernon, Ind., farm. The 12-year-old son of Seattle Slew out of the Icecapade mare Skatingonthisice formerly stood for Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley at Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y. A fee will be announced later.

Chief Seattle has sired 10 stakes winners and the earners of $12.2 million. He ranks top among Indiana stallions in 2009, with progeny earnings of $2.3 million.

Chief Seattle’s 10 career stakes winners include Canadian champion and classic winner Shillelagh Slew, grade II winner Seafree, and Bold Chieftain, who topped the $1-million mark when he won his second California Cup Classic Handicap in October.