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Aikenite bought for stud duty by Calumet Farm

DUAL Grade 2 winner Aikenite has been purchased for stallion duty by Calumet Farm in Kentucky, which was recently purchased by an investment group and leased to Hurricane Hall and Bluegrass Hall owner Brad Kelley.

Aikenite, a five-year-old son of Yes It's True, won the Commonwealth Stakes and Churchill Downs Stakes for Todd Pletcher last year.

He also finished placed in two Grade 1 races at two - the Hopeful Stakes and Breeders' Futurity.

He was retired from racing last month after re-injuring an ankle in preparation for a stakes race at Churchill Downs.

Cot Campbell, president of Dogwood Stables, owners of Aikenite, said: "Aikenite will begin his breeding career in the barn where such greats as Citation, Alydar, Bull Lea and other immortals of the turf have stood.

"He deserves a high-class headquarters, and there could be no more prestigious spot than Calumet."

Dogwood bought Aikenite, out of the Saint Ballado mare Silverlado, for $225,000 from the OBS February sale of two-year-olds in training.





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