Scrimshaw to Millennium in Kentucky

Scrimshaw, a Keeneland grade II winner who recorded one of the year's highest Beyer Speed Figures for 2-year-olds in 2002, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington for a fee of $6,500 live foal.

A $550,000 Keeneland April sale 2-year-old, Scrimshaw recorded a 103 Beyer in a 1:08.35 triumph at six furlongs at Santa Anita over Ghostzapper, who was fourth. That performance came after a 5 1/2-furlong win in the good time of 1:03.80 at the West Coast track.
Scrimshaw, a son of Gulch who competed solely in grade I or grade II stakes as a 3-year-old, scored his big win in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) as a 3-year-old at Keeneland, after which he competed in all three classics. He ran third in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and was the sole member of his crop other than Funny Cide to run in all three Triple Crown races.

Scrimshaw won an allowance race this year at Churchill Downs in his last start and retired with four wins from 13 starts and earnings of $461,842 for owners Robert and Beverly Lewis and trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

"He is an excellent stallion prospect, an ultra fast 2-year-old with classic ability at three, a grade II winner with 1:08 1/5 speed, a winner every year he raced, and he's absolutely gorgeous," said farm manager William Hardin. "Gulch has shown, with leading sire Thunder Gulch, that he is a sire of sires."

Bred by Stan and Ingrid Stefanski, Scrimshaw is out of the winning Sham mare Rogue Girl and traces back in female family to the Newstead Farm foundation mare Legendra. He will be available for showing during the Kentucky November sales.