Eavesdropper to Stand at Walmac

Eavesdropper, a stakes winning half-brother to A.P. Indy, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2005 at Walmac International near Lexington.

Walmac was recently acquired by John T.L. Jones III and Bobby Trussell from Jones' father, John T.L. Jones Jr.

He will stand for $7,500.

By Kingmambo -- Weekend Surprise, by Secretariat, 4-year-old Eavesdropper was bred in Kentucky by Will Farish and William Kilroy and purchased as a yearling at Keeneland for $1.2 million by Jeanne Vance.

He began his racing career for Vance, his first start with trainer Randy Bradshaw and his others while owned by Vance and her estate following her death with trainer Bill Mott.

He was sold by her estate at this year's Keeneland April sale to Dean De Renzo and Randy Hartley for $235,000. He made his last six starts for his new connections, including trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. He won the Harvey Arneault Memorial Handicap at Mountaineer and then ended his career by finishing ninth in the Forego Handicap (gr. I) and seventh in the Sport Page Handicap (gr. III).

Eavesdropper won three of 14 starts, with five seconds and one third, and earned $154,446.