Multiple grade I winner Borrego will return to his roots when he is retired to Wintergreen Farm near Midway, Ky. to stand at stud, effective with the 2007 breeding season.The son of El Prado, owned by Rawleigh Ralls, Dennis Foster and Brad Scott, was born and raised at Wintergreen, which is owned by John Greely IV. Trained by Beau Greely, Borrego won the 2005 $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) and the $1-million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I). His 2006 itinerary lists the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) as the ultimate goal, with the campaign scheduled to begin with the March 4 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).Ralls, Foster and Scott will remain as managing partners of the Borrego syndicate. John Greely IV said new syndicate members will have the opportunity to join the managing partners for the 2006 race season. "Starting with the Big Cap, we hope to run in the major events, ending up at the Breeders' Cup as his farewell to racing," said Greely.
"We are incredibly excited about another Wintergreen-raised horse returning to us," said Greely, adding that "our success with Five Star Day bodes well for Borrego's future here with us."