Grade I winner Bellamy Road has moved to Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, New York, where he will stand the 2016 breeding season for a fee of $7,500 stands and nurses. Bellamy Road previously stood at WinStar Farm in Kentucky.
"I'm excited to see Bellamy Road continue his career in New York where he's done special things, both as a racehorse and as a sire," said WinStar president Elliott Walden. "He has a lot of great opportunities in the pipeline, including a couple grade I 2-year-old fillies in 2015. WinStar is keeping an interest in Bellamy Road, and we think he is well positioned for the New York market."
Bellamy Road has sired eight stakes winners so far in 2015, including Bellamy Hope, a grade II winner in Panama, and Mexican grade III winner Iczotitla. His 2-year-olds this year are led by the stakes-winning filly Constellation, an $800,000 OBS March purchase who recently won the Furlough Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack and placed in the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.
Among Bellamy Road's other promising 2-year-olds is Land Over Sea, runner-up in the Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park and third in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I)—both behind Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Songbird, who'll be named champion 2-year-old filly of 2015.
Bellamy Road entered stud in 2007 at Hurricane Hall in Kentucky after an illustrious racing career that saw him set records in the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) as a 3-year-old. He dominated the Wood by a record 17 1/2 lengths in stakes-record time of 1:47.16—also equaling the 1 1/8-mile track record at Aqueduct.
In 2011, Bellamy Road enjoyed early success at stud with his first crop of 3-year-olds, siring a Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner with his colt Toby's Corner. WinStar acquired Bellamy Road in the summer of 2011, and the 13-year-old son of Concerto has stood at WinStar for the last four seasons.
The deal was brokered by Matt Bowling of Bowling Bloodstock. Chris Bernard will be the syndicate manager for Bellamy Road.