Adena Springs Buys Breeding Interest in Giacomo

Frank Stronach's Adena Springs has bought a majority interest in the breeding rights of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Giacomo from the colt's owners, Jerome and Ann Moss.

The homebred son of Holy Bull will continue to race for his owners and will enter stud at Adena Springs Kentucky near Midway. Stronach stands one of Holy Bull's sons, Eclipse Award winner Macho Uno, at his Adena Springs South near Ocala, Fla.

"Mr. Stronach and his son, Andy, have been big supporters of Holy Bull," said Adena Springs bloodstock adviser Jack Brothers. "Andy is always looking for an outcross (away from the Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector lines), and Giacomo provides that. He should be a natural fit in the Adena program."

Brothers gave no date as to when Giacomo will enter stud. "We'd like for him to knock off a few big ones," he said.

Giacomo, who was produced from the Stop the Music mare Set Them Free, won the Run for the Roses at 50-1 to provide the Mosses and trainer John Shirreffs with their first Derby score. Giacomo then ran third in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) before finishing unplaced in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after experiencing breathing problems. He sports a record of two wins from 10 starts and earnings of $1,966,316.

The Daily Racing Form in its Saturday edition reported that Giacomo will undergo surgery next week for a bone chip in his left front ankle.