Stakes Winner Sort It Out to Fox Tale in Pennsylvania

Stakes winner Sort It Out, whose second dam is a full sister to Forty Niner, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Vince Tucciarone's Fox Tale Stud near Coopersburg, Pa.

A 4-year-old son of Out of Place, Sort It Out won the Whirlaway Stakes at Aqueduct and placed in four stakes, including the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) and WinStar Derby. He earned $312,318 while winning four of 21 starts. He is out of the winning Kris S. mare Vex, whose dam, Abrade, is champion Forty Niner's full sister.

Bred in New York by Thomas/Lakin, Sort It Out will stand as property of a syndicate headed by Fox Tale and Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stables. Sort It Out began his racing career for Lewis Lakin, then raced for Preferred Pals Stable. Stonerside bought an interest in the spring of 2005 and raced him with Preferred Pals.

Stonerside racing manager John Adger noted the infusion of slots monies into the Pennsylvania program was one of the primary reasons Stonerside decided to partner with Fox Tale in standing Sort It Out.

"Pennsylvania has a terrific awards program for stallion owners and breeders, and it's just going to keep getting better," Adger said.

Sort It Out will stand for a fee of $2,000, with special consideration to Pennsylvania-resident mares. The Stonerside/Fox Tale partnership is offering a limited number of shares in the horse.

The deal was brokered by Michael Slezak of New Jersey-based Bargain Blueblood.