Afternoon Deelites Returns to Breeding Shed

Afternoon Deelites, Louisiana's leading sire the past three years, has returned to service following a one-month respite due to a bad reaction from a strangles vaccination.

Standing at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La., the 14-year-old stallion has been evaluated and monitored by reproductive physiologists from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and the team of vets and specialists have expressed confidence that he has sufficiently recovered to return to the breeding shed.

In 2006, Afternoon Deelites has 28 winners from 91 runners, with $1,053,620 in progeny earnings.

Afternoon Deelites (Private Terms-Intimate Girl, by Medaille d'or) is the sire of 14 lifetime stakes winners, including 2006 added-money winners Three Hour Nap, winner of the National Jockey Club Handicap (gr. III) and dual restricted stakes winner Nob Hill Deelite, winner of the Crescent City Derby and the Arcadia Stakes.

Owned by a syndicate controlled by partners of Airdrie Stud owner Brereton Jones, Afternoon Deelites stands the 2006 season for $4,000.