Bred by William Lussky, Kimberlite Pipe retires with 10 wins from 40 starts and $984,568 in earnings.
Grade II winner Kimberlite Pipe, who was beaten 2 3/4 lengths in the 1999 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La. The 6-year-old son of Take Me Out was bought for stallion duty by Jack M. and Charlene Touzet Thorson and will stand for $1,500 live foal.Kimberlite Pipe's big win came in the 1999 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) over champion Answer Lively for owners John Gunther and Jerome Rak's Prairie Star Racing. Two races later, he ran a close sixth in the Run for the Roses.Kimberlite Pipe, who was produced from the Storm Bird mare Rajas Secret, also won this year's Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) and took the Turfway Prevue Stakes in 1998. He established a course record of 1:10 3/5 for six furlongs at Kentucky Downs.