Harlan's Holiday, retired to Airdrie Stud.

Harlan's Holiday, retired to Airdrie Stud.

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Harlan's Holiday Retired to Stud at Airdrie

Harlan's Holiday, a three-time grade I winner and earner of $3,632,664, has been retired and will enter stud at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. for a 2004 fee of $17,500.

The 4-year-old colt has arrived at the farm and was displayed to the public Thursday.

"We are really excited to have this horse," said Brereton Jones. "He has everything we look for in a stallion prospect. He was a graded stakes winner at two, three, and four. He could sprint or stay and beat the best. He is one of the best looking horses you have ever seen and he has a sire's pedigree. He has it all."

Racing for the Starlight Stable of Jack and Laurie Wolf, Harlan's Holiday won four stakes in six starts as a 2-year-old, stamping himself as a top 3-year-old prospect when he won the mile Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs in stakes record time.

As a 3-year-old. Harlan's Holiday dominated the competition to win the Florida Derby (gr. I) and the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). This year, he won the Donn Handicap (gr. I), then shipped half way around the world to run second in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I.) He was retired after suffering an injury in the Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II).

A foal of 1999, Harlan's Holiday is by Storm Cat's grade I-winning son Harlan, out of Christmas in Aiken by Affirmed. He retires with nine wins from 22 starts and wins or placings in 13 stakes.