Represented by his first crop this year, Adonis has 27 foals, five starters, and one winner.Metropolitan will also stand Lord Ofthe Thunder, who is entering stud in 2005. His fee will be $2,500. By Saint Ballado -- Astarte, by Deputy Minister, LordoftheThunder won last year's Kings Point Handicap and retires with seven wins from 24 starts and earnings of $329,531.
Adonis, who won the 1999 Wood Memorial (gr. II) and Discovery Handicap (gr. III) in New York, will return to that state to stand in 2005.By Kris S. out of the Dixieland Band mare Dixie Card, Adonis will stand for $5,000 at Michael Lischin's Metropolitan Stud near Pine Plains, N.Y.Adonis stood his first three seasons at Center Brook Farm in New York and this year at Jubilee Farms in Florida.