12/13/2013 12:02PM

After Market sold to stand in Turkey


Grade 1-winning stallion After Market has been sold to the Jockey Club of Turkey, and will stand the 2014 breeding season for an advertised fee of $3,925 (8,000 Turkish Lira), Racing Post reports.

The 10-year-old son of Storm Cat had previously spent his entire stallion career at Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky., where he retired to stud in 2008. He stood the 2013 season for a fee of $5,000.

After Market is the sire of three crops of racing age. His best runners include Grade 1 winner Lady of Fifty, Group 2 winner Gocek, and Grade 3 winners Closing Range and Volcat.

Homebred in Kentucky by Pam and Martin Wygod, After Market raced all 13 of his career starts on the turf, winning eight times for earnings of $903,685. His biggest victories came in the Grade 1 Eddie Read Handicap and the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap, and he also picked up wins in the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap and National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Breeders’ Cup Stakes and the Grade 3 Inglewood Handicap and Lexington Stakes. He was trained by Bill Mott early in his career before being sent to John Shirreffs, for whom he won his Grade 1 stakes in California.

After Market is out of the multiple Grade 1-winning Rahy mare Tranquility Lake, who is the dam of Grade 1 winner and New York stallion Courageous Cat and Group 2 winner Jalil, both by Storm Cat. His extended family includes Belmont Stakes winner Caveat, Grade 2 winner and sire Benchmark, and Japanese Group 2 winners Silport and Sound of Heart.

After Market will join Always a Classic, Cuvee, Dehere, Lion Heart, Marlin, Sea Hero, Victory Gallop, and Yonaguska among the U.S. or Canada-bred stallions stood by the Jockey Club of Turkey.