Giacomo, winner of the 2005 Kentucky Derby, arrived in Oregon yesterday on his way to Oakhurst Thoroughbreds, where he will stand stud in 2016. Giacomo is the second Kentucky Derby winner on the farm, with 1996 winner Grindstone added to the roster in 2009. Oakhurst is the first farm outside Kentucky to stand two Kentucky Derby winners simultaneously.
Dr. Jack Root, along with his wife Cookie, owns and operates the breeding farm just 30 miles from Portland Meadows. The Stronach Group, which owns the track, will acquire its own mares to send to Giacomo in 2016, according to the Blood-Horse, in an effort to support the Oregon breeding and racing programs.
Giacomo will stand for a fee of $2,500, stands and nurses, in 2016. He began his career at Adena Springs in Kentucky, stood three years at Magali Farms in California, and has spent the past two years at Heritage Stallions in Maryland. The Roots have leased the stallion for the next three years.
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