Helmsman, who is out of the King's Bishop mare Sacred Journey, won four California stakes, including the Strub Stakes (gr. I). Formerly at Pegasus Ranch, he will stand in 2006 for $4,000.
Irish champion and millionaire Helmsman, sire of Canadian champion Rare Friends, has been relocated to Windfall Farms near Paso Robles, Calif.A 14-year-old son of El Gran Senor, Helmsman has sired five stakes winners, nine stakes-placed runners, and the earners of $7.2 million. In addition to Rare Friends, who earned $766,394, Helmsman sired stakes winners Emerald Earrings, Knight of Darkness, Sailor Knot, and Red At the Helm.