Thomas Farm also announced that 5-year-old Sikorsky will enter stud for a fee of $3,000. Sikorsky, who was unplaced, is by Deputy Minister and is a half-brother to millionaire and grade I course-record setter Yagli. His dam, Nijinsky's Best (by Nijinsky II), is a half-sister to four stakes winners and his second dam is Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Best in Show.
Grade I winner K One King has been purchased privately by Daniel Thomas and Steve Crowe from Gainesway Farm (Antony Beck, president) for stallion duty at Thomas Farm near Sarepta, La.Nine-year-old K One King, who began his stallion career at Gainesway, has sired stakes-placed King of Jazz and Queens Over Jacks. The former ran second in this year's Queen's Plate Stakes at Woodbine.Winner of the 2000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. I), K One King (Apalachee--Tis Michelle, by Native Charger) will stand for $3,500.