01/14/2016 7:36PM

Bakken will stand in British Columbia


Bakken, a Grade 2-placed son of Distorted Humor, will stand at Flying Horse Farm in Kelowna, British Columbia, after selling to farm owner R. J. Bennett for $50,000 on Thursday as a stallion prospect at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

The 6-year-old Bakken retired with three wins in 10 starts over three seasons of racing for earnings of $223,900. He finished second to Palace in the Grade 2 True North Handicap and competed in that year’s Breeder’s Cup Sprint. Chad Brown trained Bakken for owners William and Suzanne Warren.

“Physically, he was a lovely horse,” said Jamie Demetrick, who signed the ticket on Thursday. “He had a great walk, very athletic. He’ll work well for British Columbia.”

Bred in Kentucky by Hermitage Farm and WinStar Farm, Bakken is out of the winning Honour and Glory mare General Jeanne, whose seven foals to race are all winners,  including Grade 2 winners Chace City and Justwhistledixie, and stakes-placed Dominant Jeannes.

Justwhistledixie is the dam of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner New Year’s Day and multiple Grade 2 winner Mohaymen, and Bakken’s extended family also includes Grade 2 winners Pok Ta Pok, Penny’s Reshoot, Smooth Air, and Overdriven.

Demetrick said a stud fee for Bakken will be announced later.

Bakken was consigned at the Keeneland January sale by Lane's End, agent.