Songandaprayer Moves to Hartley/De Renzo, Walmac South

Edited from a Saybrook release
Fountain of Youth (gr. I) winner and Florida's leading first crop yearling sales sire of 2004, Songandaprayer, has relocated to Hartley/De Renzo, Walmac South from Marablue Farm for the 2005 season.

Songandaprayer will stand for $10,000 live foal, due when foal stands and nurses, and is the property of a joint venture between Bobby Hurley, Marablue Farm, and Hartley/De Renzo, Walmac South.

Dean De Renzo of Hartley/De Renzo, Walmac South said: "We are thrilled to add such a good looking and well balanced son of Unbridled's Song to our stallion roster. Being from the family of the leading Florida stallions Halo's Image and Montbrook, we know he is a perfect fit for the Florida mare population."

Songandaprayer's first crop has been represented by 31 yearlings to sell this year for an average of $73,516, including a $200,000 colt at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale and seven others that brought six figure prices.

Purchased for $1 million by basketball star Bobby Hurley and his wife Leslie at the 2000 Fasig-Tipton Florida February Juvenile sale, Songandaprayer finished his 2-year-old season an undefeated stakes winner.

At three he captured the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I) with a 101 Beyer and ran second in the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) with a 105 Beyer. In the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) he ran the fastest opening half (:44.86) and six furlongs (1:09.25) in Derby history. In his next start he ran third in the Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.

By Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Unbridled's Song, Songandaprayer is out of Alizea, dam of five stakes horses including stakes winners Lifeisawhirl and Island Emperor.