C & S also reported the death of stallion Media Starguest. The 20-year-old son of Be My Guest was covering a mare earlier this year when he suffered a heart attack and died. It was his first season at the farm.Bred in Ireland by Bertram and Diana Firestone, Media Starguest was an English group winner who raced in three group I events in the U.S. in 1988, including the Arlington Million (gr. IT), in which he was fourth. He retired with seven wins from 17 starts and earnings of $247,676.Media Starguest, who was produced from the Sea-Bird II mare Diomedia, formerly stood at Hill 'N Dale Farm in Illinois. He sired stakes winners Press My Five and Lenny Last, plus four stakes-placed runners.
Stakes winner Nicholas, a son of Danzig who stood at Calumet Farm near Lexington, will stand in 2005 at Larry and Wayland Smalley's C & S Stables near Chelsea, Okla.A group II winner in Germany, Nicholas has sired five stakes winners, seven stakes-placed runners, and the earners of $4.5 million. A daughter, Antoniette, was a graded stakes winner in New York, and another daughter, Lidanna, was an Irish group winner.Eighteen-year-old Nicholas, who was produced from the Tom Rolfe mare Lulu Mon Amour, will stand for $1,000.