Seeking the Best, a group III stakes-winning millionaire by Seeking the Gold, will stand at Hill 'n' Dale in 2008, the Kentucky farm announced in a Sept. 28 release.
Seeking the Best is by leading sire Seeking the Gold out of the graded stakes winner Mackie, who sold as a broodmare for $5 million at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in 2000. He sold as a yearling at the 2002 Keeneland September yearling sale for $1 million to Kazuko Yoshida and raced in Japan, winning nine races and finishing second seven times from 21 career starts.
Seeking the Best retires with $1,803,353 earned in victories at distances from five to eight furlongs, including stakes races at seven and eight furlongs.
"We are extremely excited to introduce Seeking the Best to our Stallion roster," said John G. Sikura Jr., President of Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
"Seeking the Best hails from one of the most important female families in the stud book, being inbred to the legendary foundation mare La Troienne. Seeking the Best is by a terrific sire of sires and was a very fast racehorse. The fact that he was a million-dollar sales yearling, along with his looks, pedigree and performance, give him all the tools to become an outstanding sire."
Seeking the Best will stand for a fee of $7,500 live foal during the 2008 breeding season as the property of a syndicate.