This year, Ten Most Wanted concluded his racing career with a score in the National Jockey Club Stakes (gr. III) in April. He later was retired because of a ligament problem with five wins from 13 starts and earnings of $1,718,460."Ten Most Wanted was one of the most talented horses I've ever trained," said trainer Wally Dollase. "He showed me exceptional class and ability against some of racing's best. His outstanding looks and effortless stride should enable him to become an exceptional sire."Ten Most Wanted's fee will be announced at a later date.
Ten Most Wanted, third in Eclipse Award balloting for best 3-year-old male last year, will enter stud at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington. The millionaire son of Deputy Commander will stand as the property of Gainesway, Dennis Narlinger (JMJ Racing), and J. Paul Reddam, who was the principal owner when Ten Most Wanted was racing for a 10-member partnership. "He is an outstanding individual who was a top class racehorse and has outstanding stallion potential," said Antony Beck, Gainesway president.Bred by Jim Plemmons, Ten Most Wanted won the 2003 Travers Stakes (gr. I) by 4 1/2 lengths, plus the Super Derby (gr. II) and Illinois Derby (gr. II), and was second to Empire Maker in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). He also placed last year in the Swaps Stakes (gr. II) and El Camino Real Derby (gr. III).