Divining Rod, a Grade 3-winning son of Tapit, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2018 breeding season at Country Life Farm in Maryland.
The Daily Racing Form reports that the 5-year-old horse will stand for a fee of $5,000, live foal guarantee. Divining Rod will stand for a partnership that includes his owners, Roy and Gretchen Jackson, along with Country Life Farm and Gainesway Farm.
Divining Rod compiled a record of five wins from 17 starts for earnings of $882,604. As a 3-year-old, Divining Rod captured the G3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland, was second in the G3 Sam F. Davis, and finished third in the G1 Preakness, G2 Indiana Derby and G3 Tampa Bay Derby.
At age 4, he finished second in the G1 Cigar Mile, and this year he won the Polynesian Stakes and was second in the G2 Kelso Handicap.
Divining Rod is out of the Grade 1-winning Catienus mare Precious Kitten, a half-sister to top sire Kitten's Joy.
“I saw him win the Lexington, and I've had my eyes on him ever since,” Gainesway's Antony Beck said. “I'm breeding 10 of my own mares to him for each of the next four years. I'm looking for the next Tapit.”
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