Ice Box: Grade 1 winner will stand alongside Cactus Ridge at CalumetPICTURE: EquiSport photos/Z. Laskowski
Ice Box another recruit for Calumet Farm
KENTUCKY nursery Calumet Farm has added a second stallion to their roster for 2012 in 2010 Kentucky Derby runner-up Ice Box.
The five-year-old son of Pulpit will stand alongside former Vinery stallion Cactus Ridge for $7,500, live foal stands and nurses. The moves sees Calumet Farm, once the home of Alydar, become a stallion operation for the first time since 2005.
Trained by Nick Zito on behalf of Robert V. LaPenta, Ice Box entered the Kentucky Derby off the back of a victory in the Grade 1 Florida Derby. He went on to run second in the Kentucky Derby despite having to rally from 19th in a 20-horse field.
A $125,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase, Ice Box is out of the Grade 2-winning Tabasco Cat mare Spice Island. He is from the immediate family of Kentucky Derby winner Spend a Buck, the sire of young Adena Springs stallion Einstein.