Buddha, whose sire, Unbridled's Song, will stand for $100,000 next year, enters stud with three wins from four starts and $489,600 in earnings. His dam, Cahooters, is by Storm Cat, and his third dam is a half-sister to Horse of the Year Damascus.
Buddha, who won this year's Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), will enter stud at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington as the property of Gary and Mary West. Buddha, who arrived the morning of Oct. 11, will stand for $15,000 live foal.Called by trainer James Bond, as "the best horse I ever trained," Buddha established himself as one of the top contenders for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) by winning the Wood over Medaglia d'Oro in only his fourth start. Buddha missed the Derby because of a foot problem, and was retired recently after reaggravating a muscle tear in his hindquarter.