"He was a cool horse," said owner Joe DiRico. "They are all heartbroken at Keane Stud."
Grade I winner will stand at Keane Stud, in Armenia, N.Y., as property of Spendthrift Farm.
Prominent New York stallion Frost Giant, who set an Empire State record for freshman progeny earnings in 2012 and leads the 2013 second-crop sire list by a wide margin, will stand the 2014 season for $10,000, up from $7,500.
Dublin, winner of the 2009 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) as a 2-year-old at Saratoga Race Course, sired his first reported foal, a filly born Jan. 18 at Newtown Anner Stud Farm in Millbrook, N.Y.
Spendthrift Farm is introducing its "Breed Secure" program to New York breeders in 2013 through its New York-based stallion Dublin, who is set to stand his second season at Keane Stud near Amenia.
Spendthrift Farm leaves its stud fees unchanged in Kentucky and regional markets. The farm has 11 stallions in Kentucky and others at Park Stud (Ontario), Keane Stud (N.Y.), and Elite Thoroughbreds (La.)
Frost Giant, a leading first-crop sire, will stand in 2013 at Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y, for $7,500
Eltish, the 1994 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up who stood at stud in Florida and later in New York, was euthanized the last part of September because of complications from EPM.
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Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer will retire to stud after making a final start in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Grade II winner Read the Footnotes has been purchased for stallion duty at River Oaks Farm near Sulphur, Okla.
The first foal by graded stakes winner Noonmark was born Jan. 31 at Ed and Diane Gregory's Carapan Farm near Freehold, N.Y.
Freud, a former leading sire in New York, will shuttle for the first time.
The four Sequel stallions -- Freud, Hook and Ladder, Noonmark, and Read the Footnotes -- will be shown Saturday, Jan. 23, at Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.
Graded stakes-winning sprinter Noonmark has been retired and will stand at Becky Thomas and Dennis Narlinger's Sequel Stallions at Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.
Sequel Stallions New York will transfer its stallions Freud, Hook and Ladder, and Read the Footnotes to Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.
True Direction, a graded stakes winner by French Deputy, will stand in 2007 at Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y., under the management of Greg Garofalo's Topsmeade.
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