E.A. Ranches Adds Three to '05 Roster

For the 2005 breeding season, three more stallions have been added to the roster at Ernest Auerbach's E.A. Ranches near Santa Ysabel, Calif. Joining Soul of the Matter and Paster's Caper will be Defy Logic, Game Plan, and Magesterian.

Defy Logic is a 4-year-old son of Saint Ballado and is a half-brother to hot first-crop sire Yes It's True, being out of the Clever Trick mare Monique. Yes It's True, the sire of grade I winner Proud Accolade and three other stakes winners from his first-crop, is the leading first-crop sire for 2004 with more than $1.2 million in progeny earnings and is second behind Storm Cat on the general 2-year-old sire list.

Yes It's True, after starting his stud career at Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables in central Florida, will be standing the 2005 season at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. for a fee of $25,000.

Defy Logic, bred in Kentucky by Becky Thomas and Lewis Lakin, won or placed in 13 of 18 career starts and earned $115,170. He raced for Padua Stables and was trained by Steve Asmussen, Todd Pletcher, and Nick Zito. His sire, the deceased Saint Ballado (by Halo), is the sire of Ashado, winner of the Breeders' Cup Distaff - Presented by Nextel (gr. I) on Oct. 30. Saint Ballado is currently ranks in the top 10 sires of 2004 with more than $5.9 in progeny earnings.

Defy Logic is owned by Padua Stables and Auerbach. His 2005 stud fee is $4,000.

Game Plan is a son of Danzig out of the grade I-winning Alydar mare Cadillacing. Bred by Ogden Phipps, the unraced 11-year-old horse previously stood at Ranch San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif. He is the sire of 11 stakes winners including 2004 stakes winner Game Princess.

Game Plan, a full brother to grade I winner Strolling Along and a half to sire Lion Heart, is out of a daughter of champion Relaxing, thus a full or half-sister to champion Easy Goer and grade winner Easy Now. Game Plan, owned by the Game Plan syndicate, will stand for $3,500.

Majesterian also previously stood at Rancho San Miguel. The son of the late Pleasant Colony, out of the stakes-winning Northern Dancer mare Linda North, Magesterian is a half-brother to grade I winner Norquestor.

Majesterian, who is owned by the Majesterian syndicate and will stand for $2,500, is the sire of four stakes winners including $408,734-earner Love All the Way, and two-time 2004 stakes winner Larron.