High Yield Not to Stand at Hill 'n' Dale; Headed to France

High Yield, announced two weeks ago as moving to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington for the 2006 breeding season, will instead stand the Northern Hemisphere season in France.

The son of Storm Cat will stand at Alain Regnier's Haras de la Haie Neuve near Mondevert, France. No stud fee was announced.

Hill 'n' Dale had announced his fee as $7,500. The 8-year-old stallion has stood at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., since entering stud in 2001. His fee that year was $35,000. He stood this season for $15,000.

High Yield has also shuttled to the Southern Hemisphere, for several years to Coolmore Australia and lately to Haras la Quebrada in Argentina.

His oldest runners are 3-year-olds and include two stakes winners, Amazing Buy and Carol D.

Bred in Kentucky by Brushwood Stable, High Yield, out of the stakes winning Forty Niner mare Scoop the Gold, raced for Bob and Beverly Lewis in partnership with Michael Tabor and John and Sue Magnier. He was trained by D. Wayne Lukas.

High Yield was a grade I winner at two and three, taking the Hopeful Stakes as a 2-year-old and the following year winning the Toyota Blue Grass and Fountain of Youth Stakes.