Freshman sire Officer has been relocated to Taylor Made Farm for the 2007 breeding season after the Nicholasville, Ky.,-based farm acquired an interest in the stallion.Officer, owned by Dennis Narlinger, stood four seasons at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington. Officer will stand as the property of a syndicate. His stud fee will be announced along with the other Taylor Made Stallions next week."We are thrilled about our new partnership with Taylor Made and fully expect their impressive mare base to allow Officer to realize his full potential as a leading sire," said Narlinger. "We would also like to thank Gainesway for their hard work and support over the last four years." Officer currently ranks first on the list of leading sires of 2-year-olds with 17 winners from 31 starters. He is also second leading freshman sire by number of winners, progeny earnings, and by number of stakes winners.His progeny have earned $936,884. From a crop of 72 foals, Officer has sired four stakes winners to date, including Officer Rocket, winner of the Arlington Washington Breeders' Futurity (gr. III), Chief Officer, winner of the New York Breeders' Futurity, Sir Officer, winner of the Buffalo Stakes, and Satulagi, a listed stakes winner at Ascot in England.
Officer was an exceptionally good racehorse who is throwing outstanding-looking commercial yearlings," said Ben Taylor, Taylor Made Stallions vice-president. "Few sires have started out their careers like Officer. Distorted Humor and Giant's Causeway , like Officer, had at least 15 winners and at least four stakes winners by the end of their first year. If you study his percentages, you'll find he exceeds many of the prominent leading sires at the same stage in their careers. The prospect of providing Officer with the mare support from Taylor Made and its' clients, just like Unbridled's Song and Forestry have, could afford this horse the ability to develop into a very important sire."