12/02/2014 2:22PM

Adena Springs South reopens for 2015, standing three stallions

Barbara D. Livingston
Grade 1 winner Capo Bastone will begin his stud career next year at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs South facility in Florida.

Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs announced Tuesday that its stallion division at Adena Springs South in Williston, Fla., will reopen for the 2015 breeding season, standing a trio of stallions: Capo Bastone ($4,000), Hunters Bay ($5,000), and City Wolf ($4,000).

Adena also announced that Declan Doyle has been hired as stallion seasons and nominations manager at the 3800-acre Florida facility, and that Gregg Falk has been promoted to stallion manager.

Capo Bastone was retired this fall after winning 3 of 17 starts in three seasons and earning $731,756, and Stronach bought him for $300,000 at the recent Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale. The 4-year-old Street Boss horse won the Grade 1 King’s Bishop Stakes at Saratoga in 2013, and placed in three graded stakes, including a third in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2012. Capo Bastone is out of the stakes-placed Fit to Fight mare Fight to Love, who has produced five other winners.

Hunters Bay and City Wolf both entered stud in 2014, and will relocate to Adena Springs South from Heritage Farm in Maryland and Pleasant Acres in Florida, respectively. Seven-year-old Hunters Bay, a son of Adena stallion Ghostzapper, received the Sovereign Award as Canada’s champion older male in 2012, and won 6 of 14 starts, including two Grade 3 stakes, for earnings of $611,091. The Stronach homebred is out of Grade 2-winning millionaire Smok’n Frolic, by Smoke Glacken.

City Wolf, another Stronach homebred, is a half-brother to Horse of the Year Ghostzapper and Grade 1 winner City Zip, out of the stakes-winning Relaunch mare Baby Zip, who was voted Kentucky’s Broodmare of the Year in 2005. The 7-year-old Giant’s Causeway horse won 4 of 18 starts and earned $293,686, highlighted by the 2011 Grade 3 Durham Cup.

“It’s exciting to reenter the Florida stallion market with such solid stallions that all have the credentials for success,” said Adena South’s Jack Brothers. “Mr. Stronach has a long history of breeding success in Florida, and this return underscores his commitment to the Sunshine State.”

Adena Springs will announce schedules for an open house and stallion show at a later date.