Lerman and Amerman , who were assisted in the transaction by bloodstock agent Timothy Wickes, plan to offer a limited number of shares in Lido Palace. Lido Palace is expected to arrive from California within the next few months.
Lido Palace, Chilean Triple Crown winner, Horse of the Year, and multiple grade I winner in the United States, will stand at stud beginning in 2004 at Roy Lerman's Lambholm South near Ocala, Fla., announced John Amerman, who raced Lido Palace in North America. Lido Palace will stand for $8,500, and will likely shuttle to the Southern Hemisphere as well."We feel he will stand out like a shining star and get an excellent book of mares," said Amerman, who kept a minority piece in the stallion and will support him with mares. Amerman said Printemps, who won the Chilean Triple Crown for fillies, was a possibility to be bred to Lido Palace when her racing career is over.Lido Palace, a foal of 1997 by Rich Man's Gold (by Forty Niner) out of the Quick Decision mare Sonada, won 11 of 23 starts and earned $2,705,865. He was champion 2-year-old, champion 3-year-old, and Horse of the Year in Chile. In the U.S., Lido Palace won the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) in 2001 and won back-to-back runnings of the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) in 2001-02.