Southern Halo Tops 100 Mark by Stakes Winners

Central Kentucky stallion Southern Halo entered into the history books by becoming the 14th stallion to top the 100 mark by number of stakes winners among those stallions who stood at least one season in North America. Southern Halo, who began his stallion career in South America and now has 102 stakes winners, has held court at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., starting in 1996.

The majority of Southern Halo's stakes winners have come from his Argentine crops. He is represented by some 35 Argentine group I winners, including Miss Linda. A champion in Argentina who was imported to the U.S. in 2000, Miss Linda won a U.S. grade I stakes last year and is a grade III winner this year.

Southern Halo, who has shuttled back and forth between Ashford and Argentine the last several years, is represented by several stakes winners from his U.S. crops. The group is led by grade I winner More Than Ready, who stands at stud at Vinery near Lexington.

Nineteen-year-old Southern Halo (Halo--Northern Sea, by Northern Dancer) stands for $15,000.