Millennium Wind (6), winning the Santa Catalina Stakes.

Millennium Wind (6), winning the Santa Catalina Stakes.

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Millennium Wind to Millennium in Kentucky

Grade I winner Millennium Wind, a half-brother to Horse of the Year Charismatic, arrived Sept. 18 for stallion duty at Ro Parra and William Hardin's Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington. Parra bought the 4-year-old colt from David and Jill Heerensperger. The couple had purchased the son of Cryptoclearance for $1.2 million at the 1999 Keeneland September yearling sale several months after Charismatic won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Millennium Wind, a $769,920-earner, was retired in the spring after reaggravating a tendon injury.

"We're extremely happy to add him to our stallion roster," Hardin said. "He's a grade I winner of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes. Breeders should like him."

Millennium Wind, bred by Parrish Hill Farm and produced from the Drone mare Bali Babe, also won the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) and ran second in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I, to Point Given) and Louisiana Derby (gr. II). He retires with three wins from nine starts. A fee will be announced later