Scorpion, who was produced from the Chief's Crown mare Petiteness, won the 2001 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga and earned a career total of $555,749.
Grade I winner Scorpion, who entered stud this year at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington for a fee of $8,500, is suffering from fertility problems. "We've submitted an insurance claim and are waiting to hear from them," said general manager Bates Newton.The syndicated 5-year-old son of Seattle Slew impregnated 23 mares. "He was booked to over 100, but wasn't bred to that many," Newton said.