Musket Man: 2009 Kentucky Derby will stand at Vinery's Florida division
Kentucky Derby third Musket Man to stud
MUSKET Man, who ran third to Mine That Bird in the 2009 Kentucky Derby, will stand at Vinery's Florida division this season at a fee of $2,500 stands and nurses.
The Grade 2-winning son of Yonaguska retires as the winner of six of 18 starts and over $1.2 million in prize-money.
"Musket Man is an exciting addition to the Vinery Florida roster," said Declan Doyle, stallion director of Vinery. "As a Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placed millionaire he dodged no one at the racetrack while demonstrating the qualities and class breeders crave in a stallion."
Musket Man became a legitimate Kentucky Derby contender after landing the Grade 3 Tampa Bay Derby and Grade 2 Illinois Derby. He was also later placed in such Grade 1 races as the Preakness Stakes, Met Mile, Whitney and Carter Handicaps.
The best son of Grade 1-winning juvenile and former Vinery Kentucky resident Yonaguska, Musket Man is out of the stakes-placed Fortunate Prospect mare Fortuesque. Further back, it is the family of champion 2-year-old Silent Screen.