Castleton Lyons announced March 6 that leading sire Bernstein will not shuttle to Haras La Biznaga for the 2009 southern hemisphere breeding season.
"Bernstein's stature as one of the leading stallions in the United States has grown immensely in the last twelve months as his first Castleton Lyons conceived crop hit the track,” said Stuart Fitzgibbon, general manager-commercial of Castleton Lyons. “Graded winners like Dream Empress, Doremifasollatido, West Side Bernie and recent John Battaglia Memorial winner Proceed Bee have shown high levels of class on all surfaces.
“Bernstein is a very valuable asset to his owners and in consultation with our friends and partners at Haras La Biznaga, we have decided to rest Bernstein at Castleton Lyons for another year. Bernstein will be bred to a full book of top quality mares this season at Castleton Lyons.”
In recent years, Bernstein shuttled between Kentucky and Argentina for seven consecutive seasons from 2001 through 2007.