Wintergreen Stallion Station announced that grade II winner Century City, who ran third in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in what was his last start, has been retired and will enter stud for a fee of $12,500 live foal. A son of Danzig. Century City sold for some $2.2 million at the 2000 Goffs October yearling sale and was produced from Canadian Horse of the Year Alywow (by Alysheba).
"We're very excited to have a top class son of Danzig stand at Wintergreen Stallion Station," said John Greely IV, who owns the Midway, Ky., farm with brother C. Beau Greely, who trained Century City. "We believe that he is the best valued first year stallion under $15,000 this year."
Century City raced in England and his native Ireland before arriving in the U.S. in 2002. He was a group II and group III winner in Ireland and ran a close second to Rock of Gibraltar in the Entenmanns Irish Two Thousand Guineas Stakes (Ire-I).
In addition to the Breeders' Cup Mile, Century City's U.S. efforts included wins in the Arcadia (gr. IIT) and Turf Paradise Breeders' Cup Handicap on grass, plus placings in the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes (gr. IIT) and Bay Meadows Derby (gr. IIIT). He retired with six wins from 19 starts and earnings of $678,892.
Four-year-old Century City will be available for inspection at Wintergreen beginning Friday, Dec. 5.