By: Press Release | 12.02.2014 | 12:52pm
Adena Springs announced today the restoration of their Florida stallion operation at Adena Springs South, commencing with the 2015 breeding season. The 3800-acre facility will be home to Capo Bastone, City Wolf, and Hunters Bay.
One of the best of his generation at two and three, Grade 1 winner Capo Bastone was named a TDN Rising Star after his dominant Del Mar debut, followed by placings in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and FrontRunner S. (G1). He was weighted at 119 on the Experimental Free Handicap that season. At three, Capo Bastone returned to capture the prestigious sire-making King’s Bishop S. (G1) at Saratoga by two widening lengths.
City Wolf and Hunters Bay both entered stud in 2014, and will relocate from Pleasant Acres Stallions in nearby Morriston, Florida, and Heritage Farm in Chesapeake City, Maryland respectively. Their first foals arrive in 2015. City Wolf is a graded stakes winning half-brother to leading sires City Zip and Ghostzapper, by three-time champion sire Giant’s Causeway. His dam is Broodmare of the Year Baby Zip, by Relaunch. Champion Older Male in Canada, Hunters Bay, by Ghostzapper, was a multiple graded stakes winner/grade 1 placed winner of over $600,000. His dam, Smok’n Frolic, by Smoke Glacken, was a six-time graded stakes-winner of $1,534,720.
“It’s exciting to reenter the Florida stallion market with such solid stallions that all have the credentials for success,” said Jack Brothers. “Mr. Stronach has a long history of breeding success in Florida, and this return underscores his commitment to the Sunshine State. We’ve hired Declan Doyle to handle stallion season sales and nominations ‘he brings a wealth of experience to the table’ and we have promoted long-time Adena Springs assistant Gregg Falk to the position of stallion manager.”
Doyle said, “I am very pleased to be a part of the Adena Springs South stallion team. They are a world class operation, and the facilities are the finest in the state. I’m looking forward to the challenge of reestablishing a formidable stallion operation here.”
An Open House and Stallion Show will be announced at a later date.