Eight-year-old Honor Glide, who was retired earlier this year, enters stud with 11 wins from 38 starts and earnings of $1,397,187. His dam, Becky Branch (by Run the Gantlet), is a full sister to international turf champion April Run.
Millionaire Honor Glide, who remains the only winner of the Mid-America Triple, will enter stud at Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla., for a fee of $4,000 live foal as the property of Bonnie Heath Farm. Bred by Bonnie Health Farm, the son of Honor Grades started his "Turf Triple" when he captured the 1997 Arlington Classic (gr. IIT) in course-record-equaling time of 1:47.59 for 1 1/8 miles in only his fifth start. He then went on to win the Primeco American Derby (gr. IIT) and Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT).Honor Glide also was a graded stakes winner in two other years. He captured the 1999 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) and Bowling Green (gr. IIT) Handicaps in New York and took the 2001 Niagara Breeders' Cup Handicap (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.