04/11/2016 12:16PM

Barbaro's kin has first runner


Lentenor, one of two full brothers to ill-fated Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro standing at stud, was represented by his first starter on Sunday when Macy’s Attitude finished eighth in a maiden special weight at Keeneland.

Lentenor, by the late Dynaformer and out of the multiple graded stakes-placed Carson City mare La Ville Rouge, conceived his first crop after entering stud in the spring of 2013 at historic Calumet Farm, which was in the process of building up its stallion operation after being purchased by Brad Kelley. The owner later expanded the reach of his operation by moving a number of stallions to regional markets, and Lentenor relocated in 2014 to Indiana Stallion Station. His popularity saw an uptick in the regional market; while he covered just six mares in his first season at Calumet, that number grew to 22 in his first year in Indiana, according to The Jockey Club. That represented a significant boost, as the average book size for stallions in Indiana that season was 8.3 mares.

Lentenor was a moderately successful runner, establishing a course record while winning an optional-claiming event at Tampa Bay Downs in December 2011, running 1 1/16 miles on turf in 1:40.95. The following year, he won the Kitten’s Joy Stakes at Colonial Downs by a head. He retired with 4 wins from 17 starts for earnings of $184,406.

Another full brother, Nicanor, stands at Shamrock Farm in Woodbine, Md. He covered 22 mares in his first season. Nicanor won 4 of 18 career starts for earnings of $147,697. He finished third in the Sussex Stakes on dirt at Delaware Park and third in the Three Coins Up Stakes on turf at Aqueduct.