"It has been a privilege to be associated with Mr. Greeley for 10 years as a part owner and syndicate manager," said Bill Betz. "Moving him to Gainesway with its prestigious stallion history and its impeccable reputation in the industry will only add to Mr. Greeley's evolving legacy."Mr. Greeley's grade/group I corps consists of Celtic Melody, Nonsuch Bay, El Corredor, Why Why Why, Reel Buddy (in England), and Miss Kournikova (in Australia). His career total of 23 stakes winners includes several other graded winners, including Greeley's Galaxy, who won this year's Illinois Derby (gr. II). One of the top 3-year-old sprinters of 1995, Mr. Greeley won three graded sprint stakes that year and was second in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). He earned $474,452. He stood several years at Dixiana near Lexington prior to the move to Spendthrift. His 2005 fee was $35,000.
Mr. Greeley, who has sired six grade/group I winners, will stand the 2006 breeding season at Gainesway Farm near Lexington. The 13-year-old son of Gone West recently completed his fifth season at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington."Mr. Greeley has proven to be a globally influential sire," said farm president Antony Beck. "We are delighted and proud to have this top stallion join our roster."Mr. Greeley, who was produced from the Reviewer mare Long Legend, is represented by the earners of $1.6 million this year and some $21 million lifetime.