Today Ro Parra's Millennium Farms, located in Lexington, Kentucky on picturesque Paris Pike, released the following fees for their 2016 stallion roster:
EVEN THE SCORE $7,500 LFSN
(Unbridled's Song – Ashtabula, by Rahy)
GIANT OAK $7,500 LFSN
(Giant's Causeway – Crafty Oak, by Crafty Prospector)
ICE BOX $7,500 LFSN
(Pulpit – Spice Island, by Tabasco Cat)
I WANT REVENGE $5,000 LFSN
(Stephen Got Even – Meguial, by Roy)
Several of the Millennium stallions had milestone years in 2015, with I Want Revenge's first weanlings hitting the public market and the first crops by Ice Box and Giant Oak competing on the track.
A winner at age 2, Ice Box proved to be among the best of his generation, winning the 2010 Florida Derby-G1 and running a troubled 2nd in the Kentucky Derby-G1. After strong books of 100-plus mares each of his first three years at stud, he bred 124 mares in 2015 – his largest book to date. After his yearlings sold for up to $230,000 in 2014, Ice Box was represented on both dirt and turf by several winners, including Cold Dish, who put in an impressive performance at Keeneland Race Course going a mile and a sixteenth, and Facets of Ice, who scored a confident maiden special weight win by daylight first time out last night at Remington Park.
“Ice Box was very well received in his first year at Millennium Farms in 2015. He showed his ability going two turns and his early progeny are doing the same. We look forward to seeing his first crop of runners stretch out to two turns and follow his path toward the 2016 Triple Crown,” said J. Ted Neel, Business Manager of Millennium Farms.
Also represented by his first runners in 2015 was multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire and Giant's Causeway's leading dirt earner at stud, Giant Oak. While Giant Oak did his best running on the dirt, his progeny are showing early signs that they will be equally adept on dirt and turf, as several have been running at the stakes level on both surfaces.
Grade 1 winner I Want Revenge's long-awaited first crop of foals was born this year with many of them showing early signs of their sire's scope, bone and athleticism. Several of his weanlings are on the grounds at this week's Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale (hips 2534, 3469, 3675, 3695, 3759, 3847, 3935, and 4200).
“I Want Revenge is an A+ physical, so we're not surprised by the quality of the individuals he's throwing,” said Neel. “He was supported with a strong first book of mares and we can see his strength and athleticism reflected in these foals. He offers a ton of value to commercial breeders and end-users alike.”
The stalwart member of the Millennium roster is Even the Score. Best known as the only son of Unbridled's Song to sire multiple Grade 1 winners, he is the sire of Dullahan (winner of the Dixiana Breeders' Futurity-G1, Blue Grass S.-G1 and Pacific Classic-G1) and Take the Points (winner of the Secretariat S.-G1 and Jamaica H.-G1). Even the Score combines the brilliance of his sire with the soundness and surface adaptability of his broodmare sire, Rahy. This combination has earned Even the Score a reputation for producing durable racehorses who come back to win year after year, as evidenced by the ages of his winners in 2015 ranging from precocious 2-year-olds to 8 and 9-year-old war horses. His more than 78 percent winners from starters lifetime and average earnings per starter of $55,422 for those horses show why he is utilized year after year by those breeding-to-race.
Millennium Farms is a full service boarding, sales preparation and breeding farm located in Central Kentucky.
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