Repole Stable and Rockridge Stud announced Sept. 28 that multiple stakes winner Micromanage will stand at Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y., for the 2016 breeding season. His initial fee will be $5,000 live foal.
By Medaglia d'Oro —Catnip, by Flying Paster, Micromanage won the Skip Away Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park, three other added-money races including this year's Jazil Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack, and placed in four graded stakes including the 2013 William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) at Monmouth Park and last year's Brooklyn Invitational Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park.
Bred in Kentucky by Fiona Craig and Dermot Cantillon, Micromanage was a $170,000 Keeneland September sale yearling in 2011. He broke his maiden as a 2-year-old in his first start at Saratoga in maiden special weight company.
A winner from seven furlongs to 1 3/4 miles, Micromanage went 7-4-6 in 30 starts and earned $790,551.
A half brother to grade III winner Indescribable, stakes-winning Elaflaak, and the dam of Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) second-place finisher Spring Awakening, Micromanage is out of Catnip, a half sister to Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Editor's Note and European champion Hold That Tiger. Catnip is from the immediate family of Hennessy, grade I winner Pearl City, and champion Family Style.
"I'm really excited to stand Micromanage in New York,"Repole said. "Micromanage had a great race career, excellent pedigree, and impressive conformation. I'm excited to allow breeders to participate in Micromanage by selling a limited number of breeding rights under a 'Share the Upside' program. I plan to support him, as I do my other stallions."
The deal was brokered by Bowling Bloodstock.