Five Star Day Arrives at Wintergreen

Grade II winner Five Star Day arrived Oct. 30 at Wintergreen Stallion Station near Midway, Ky., where he will enter stud in 2002. The 5-year-old son of Carson City raced for Andrea Pollack's Columbine Stakes in partnership with the Kitchwa Stable of John Greely IV and Phil Elliott. Greely, who owns Wintergreen with his brother Beau, will manage Five Star Day. Plans call for Columbine and Kitchwa to retain a total of 14 to 15 of the 42 shares in Five Star Day. His stud fee is $10,000 live foal.

Five Star Day, who was unplaced in the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), ran first or second in 11 of his 16 starts for trainer Beau Greely. A graded stakes winner all three years he raced, Five Star Day won this year's A. G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga; last year's Phoenix Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland with a 114 Beyer Speed Figure; and the 1999 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park. Five Star Day, who was bred by Robert McGovern, also won the Thirty Slews Stakes, and placed in three stakes, including the 1999 King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I).

Five Star Day's dam, Reggie V (by Vanlandingham), is a half-sister to millionaire Marquetry, whose son, Squirtle Squirt, won this year's Sprint.