Wekiva Springs, moving from Pin Oak to Florida.

Wekiva Springs, moving from Pin Oak to Florida.

Wekiva Springs to Return to Florida

Millionaire Wekiva Springs will return to his birthplace, Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla., to stand the 2002 breeding season. Retired from racing in 1996, Wekiva Springs entered stud at Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky., and covered 47 mares there in 2001. His 2002 fee is $7,500 live foal.

"It's always nice to bring a quality stallion like Wekiva Springs to Florida," Dizney said. Dizney bred Wekiva Springs and raced him in partnership.

"The timing for Wekiva Springs coming to Double Diamond is perfect,' Dizney said. "We succeeded in our goal of obtaining full books to him early and believe this gives him the best opportunity for success at stud."

Ten-year-old Wekiva Springs, who will have over 60 2-year-olds to hit the track in 2002, is the sire of three stakes winners from his two crops of racing age.

Wekiva Springs (Runaway Groom--Jetting Angel, by Tri Jet) won six stakes, including the Suburban (gr. I) and Gulfstream Park (gr. I) Handicaps, and earned $1.5 million.