Lemon Drop Kid, the morning after the Belmont Stakes.

Lemon Drop Kid, the morning after the Belmont Stakes.

Barbara D. Livingston

Lemon Drop Kid to Stand at Lane's End Farm

William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm and Mrs. Jeanne Vance announced Friday that Lemon Drop Kid, the 1999 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner who won last weekend's Whitney Handicap, will go to the Versailles, Ky. farm to stand at stud when he retires following this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) on Nov. 4. The 4-year-old colt will be syndicated with the stud fee to be determined later.

“From a pedigree, conformation, and performance standpoint, he is certainly the most exciting stallion prospect in training today,” Farish said. “I am thrilled to have Lemon Drop Kid returning to the farm where he was born and raised.” Bred by Farish and the late W.S. Kilroy, Lemon Drop Kid is a son of Lane's End's leading sire Kingmambo. Lemon Drop Kid was produced from the Seattle Slew mare Charming Lassie, who is a half-sister to Broodmare of the Year Weekend Surprise, the dam of top Lane's End stallions A.P. Indy and Summer Squall.

Trained by Hall of Famer Scotty Schulhofer for Vance, Lemon Drop Kid has earned $2,819.970 to date. His victories have also included the 1999 Travers Stakes (gr. I), the 1998 Belmont Futurity (gr. I), and this year's Brooklyn and Suburban Handicaps, both grade II, as he swept the “NTRA Champions on Fox” series.