Astrology , one of the nation's leading first- and second-crop stallions, has been relocated to Acadiana Equine@Copper Crowne near Opelousas, La., for the 2018 breeding season. The son of A.P. Indy—Quiet Eclipse, by Quiet American, will stand for a fee of $4,500.
From his first two crops to race, Astrology has sired the earners of $2.18 million, including Arella Rockstar, the winner of last year's grade 3 Matron Stakes at Belmont Park and who recently sold for $290,000 to Oussama Aboughazale's International Equities Holdings at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The sire's other black-type winner to date is Clairvoyant Lady, who has won or placed 10 times out of 14 starts and earned over $107,000 this year.
Astrology has ranked among the top 15 sires nationally by progeny earnings among first- and second-crop sires in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
As a racehorse, Astrology won or placed in six stakes—including five graded races—with a victory in the Iroquois Stakes (G3) during a five-race 2-year-old campaign in which he never finished off the board. As a 3-year-old, he placed in three consecutive graded stakes with a second in both the Sunland Derby (G3) and Jerome Stakes (G2) and then a game third-place finish in the Preakness Stakes (G1) behind Shackleford and Animal Kingdom . Astrology is the second graded stakes winner produced by Quiet Eclipse, who is also is the dam of grade 3 winner Lunarpal (Successful Appeal) and stakes-winning full sisters Lunargal and Lunarlady (both by Yes It's True).
Astrology becomes the second stallion standing at Acadiana Equine@Copper Crowne, joining five-time grade 1 winner Court Vision , who is currently the leading Louisiana stallion by progeny earnings of nearly $2.6 million.
"We think Astrology is an up-and-coming sire who checks all the boxes as a son of A.P. Indy with an accomplished race record as a top 2-year-old and a classic-placed 3-year-old and offspring that have found success on the track and in the sales ring," said stallion manager David Tillson. "We still have a few breeding rights available, and I expect that those will go quickly."