Mongoose to Signature Stallions in Florida

John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington has announced that Mongoose, the Grade I-winning son of perennial leading sire Broad Brush, who stood the 2003 season at Hill 'n' Dale, will be moved to Florida to stand the 2004 breeding season at William Schettine's Signature Stallions near Reddick, Fla. "Mongoose has all of the ingredients of a successful sire. Florida breeders are getting a chance to breed to a Grade I winner from a significant female family. I predict great success for Mongoose and can't wait to see his foals," said Sikura.

Raced and still owned by Gary and Mary West, also the owners of other top runners such as Buddha and Dollar Bill, Mongoose was a stakes winner at age 2, winning the Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes. He was graded stakes-placed at three in the Turfway Spiral Stakes (gr. II). At four, he won the prestigious Donn Handicap (gr. I), where he defeated the likes of other major Florida stallions in Red Bullet and Graeme Hall. He ran a game second that same year in the Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. I).

Mongoose retired in 2002 with earnings of $694,531 and will stand the 2004 season for a fee of $4,000 live foal.