Walmac Buys Part of Leelanau

When 2-year-old colts win stakes, do so in good times, and most importantly are owned by persons who aren't in the breeding end of the game, you can be sure farms that stand stallions are lining up to make offers. Several offers were made to purchase an interest in track record setter Leelanau, with Johnny Jones of Walmac International near Lexington buying a one-third interest and having an option to purchase another third.

The Carson City colt, who races for the Iron Horse Partnership headed by David Clark, won the Kentucky Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, covering the 5 1/2 furlongs in a track record 1:03.11. Unbeaten in two starts, Leelanau is out of the Kris S. mare Kris's Intention. He was bred in Kentucky by Dr. Chuck Kidder, Dr. J.K. Griggs and Jason and James Mamakos. They sold him to Clark as a yearling at the 2000 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer sale for $150,000.

Leelanau will remain with trainer Steve Morguelan. His next start is expected to be in the Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill on July 8.