Wild Rush Headed to Japan; Milwaukee Brew Being Reevaluated

Frank Stronach's Adena Springs announced that the deal to sell farm stallion Wild Rush to a Japanese syndicate for stallion duty at Arrow Stud has been completed. The price was $1.5 million.

Wild Rush, who was sent from Adena Springs Kentucky near Midway to Circle O Farm near Paris, Ky., for quarantine, was one of the leading sprinter/milers as a 4-year-old in 1998. He captured the seven-furlong Carter Handicap (gr. I) and the mile Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I). He also was a track-record setter in the previous year's Illinois Derby (gr. II) at 1 1/8 miles. He entered stud at Adena Springs in 1999.

Nine-year-old Wild Rush (Wild Again -- Rose Park, by Plugged Nickle) is represented by 2003 stakes winners Friendofthefamily and Fencelineneighbor from his first crop of foals.

Adena Springs also reported that millionaire Milwaukee Brew, who suffered an ankle injury during the Aug. 24 Pacific Classic (gr. I), is scheduled to arrive at the farm Sept. 2. His condition will be reevaluated to determine whether he will race again or be retired to stud. It earlier was reported he was through for the year. Six-year-old Milwaukee Brew (Wild Again -- Ask Anita, by Wolf Power) has earned $2,879,612, winning eight races from 24 starts.