10/25/2011 3:13PM

After Breeders' Cup Classic, Drosselmeyer will be retired to New York farm


Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Drosselmeyer will retire after that race on Nov. 5 and will enter stud in New York, his owner, WinStar Farm, announced late Tuesday.

The 2010 Belmont Stakes winner, Drosselmeyer will stand at Keane Stud in Amenia, N.Y.. in a joint venture between the two farms. Thomas Clark Bloodstock in Lexington, Ky., is handling the syndication of Drosselmeyer, a 4-year-old Distorted Humor colt, with what WinStar called “a limited release of shares” on offer before the Breeders’ Cup begins at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4. WinStar and Keane Stud plan to announce Drosselmeyer’s stud fee after the Classic.

WinStar paid $600,000 for Drosselmeyer as a yearling at the 2008 Keeneland September sale. He goes into the Classic off a second behind Flat Out in the muddy Jockey Club Gold Cup this year.

Drosselmeyer’s dam is Grade 1 winner Golden Ballet, by Moscow Ballet.