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Adena Spring closes
Florida division

FRANK Stronach has announced that he is closing his Adena Springs South stallion base in Florida. The nine-strong roster will transfer either to Stronach's operation in Kentucky or to Mike Colterjohn's Gardiner Farms in Ontario, Canada, which stands Adena stallions Silent Name and Sligo Bay.

"The decision to move the Adena South stallions to Canada andKentucky was not an easy one, but our goal is to remain North America's leading breeder," Stronach said in a release. "We feel that we will be able to best accomplish that by strengthening our position in Kentucky and adding to our emerging roster in Canada. Our facilities and personnel in Williston are second to none, and we will raise all of the Adena Springs weanlings and yearlings there, as we have done for the past several years.

"We will also continue to open our facility to boarders for breaking and training so that our customers can enjoy the Adena advantage that comes from our first class facilities and people. Adena Springs South is, and will remain, a key part of our overall programme."

Relocating to Canada will be Alphabet Soup, Milwaukee Brew, Olmodavor and the farm's new stallion son of Giant's Causeway, Giant Gizmo.

"Last year, we moved Sligo Bay (from Florida) and Silent Name (from Kentucky) to Canada, and we were very pleased with the results," Stronach said. "Sligo Bay is the leading third-crop sire in Canada, and Silent Name has been very popular with Ontario breeders. We are very optimistic about the future of racing in Ontario, and we are going to take advantage of the incentives offered by that programme."

Red Bullet, Showing Up and Jeremy Noseda's Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Wilko will transfer to Kentucky. Each stallion will be available for viewing at the Keeneland November Sale.

The future of Ghostzapper's brother Aristorcrat and third crop sire Greatness, both of whom stood the past season in Florida, has not yet been determined.

 

 

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