Suave replaces Congrats at Vinery Florida
SUAVE is on the move from Darby Dan in Kentucky to Vinery Florida - taking the place of another son of A. P. Indy, Congrats.
Last year's leading first-season sire in North America, Congrats has been moved between Vinery's bases in Florida and Kentucky for the 2011 season.
Suave was also represented by his first crop of juveniles last year, and they included 16 winners and four stakes horses.
His fee has been reduced from the $10,000 he had been advertised at Darby Dan for 2011, to $4,500 at Vinery.
Darby Dan owner John Phillips said: "In our mind, Suave’s first crop is more than respectable and we were looking forward to another year in Kentucky, especially with the large foal crops to follow.
"However, Vinery approached us with a proposal to offer Florida breeders an opportunity to breed to a proven son of A. P. Indy and after a very tight vote by the syndicate it was decided he would relocate to Florida.
"Vinery, Darby Dan Farm and the Suave syndicate get to reward the Florida breeders for the success of Congrats and give Suave the opportunity for yet another full book and to continue his path to long term success.”
Suave's first four books have averaged 103 mares.
Vinery president TomLudt added: “Sure we wanted to find another son of A. P. Indy, but the key was that any potential stud had to be positioned with serious racehorse prospects. We are excited to work with the Darby Dan staff and I think this is a win-win arrangement not only for us but for the Florida breeders."
Suave was a dual Grade 2 winner over 1m2f on dirt at four to five. His brother Worldly was Grade 3-placed at three last year.