After Market, who was scratched from the Oct. 27 NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) because trainer John Shirreffs felt the ground was too soft to suit the colt, has arrived at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky. The 4-year-old son of Storm Cat will enter stud in 2008 for $30,000.
Campaigned as a homebred by Martin and Pam Wygod, After Market captured this year's Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) over Lava Man, as well as the Eddie Read (gr. IT), Del Mar (gr. IIT), and Inglewood (gr. IIIT) handicaps. His earlier triumphs came in the 2006 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Breeders' Cup (gr. IIT) and Lexington (gr. IIIT) stakes. In what was his final start, After Market finished second in the Sept. 29 Kelso Handicap (gr. IIT).
A Kentucky-bred, After Market's lineage is similar to prominent sire Giant's Causeway. Both are by Storm Cat out of a graded stakes-winning Rahy mare. After Market's dam, Tranquility Lake, was a grade I winner and millionaire for the Wygods.