Hill 'n' Dale Sets Fee for New Year's Day
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 1/1/2014 8:48:59 PM
Last Updated: 1/2/2014 8:40:38 PM
New Year's Day , winner of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), will stand the 2014 breeding season for a fee of $12,500 live foal stands and nurses, Hill 'n' Dale Farm announced Jan. 1.
Three-year-old New Year's Day became the second Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner for his sire Street Cry (IRE), who shares that distinction with sires Seattle Slew, Kris S., and Unbridled.
His retirement to Hill 'n' Dale was announced Dec. 26 due to a non-displaced chip on the left hind sesamoid.
"New Year's Day is an extremely well balanced horse who exhibited brilliant speed with the ability to carry it a distance of ground," said Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, in a statement. "In this game, you dream of winning the Breeders' Cup or the Kentucky Derby. New Year's Day could have done both."
"This is our greatest accomplishment in horse racing. We plan to offer our full support to ensure New Year's Day's success as a stallion," added owners Gary and Mary West.
John G. Sikura, Hill 'n' Dale president, added, "New Year's Day exhibited all of the qualities you would look for in a future leading sire, namely sire power, pedigree, performance and exceptional good looks which will assure he attracts the right kind of mares to develop into the sire he seems destined to become. At this stud fee level, we expect him to be very popular."
Out of the grade II-winning Dixie Union mare Justwhistledixie, New Year's Day was bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms.
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