10/11/2013 4:48PM

Bind retired, to stand in Louisiana


Stakes-placed winner Bind has been retired from racing and will begin his stallion career at Jay Adcock’s Red River Farm in Coushatta, La., standing the 2014 breeding season for an advertised fee of $1,500.

The 5-year-old son of Pulpit grabbed the public’s attention after winning his debut start by 9 ½ lengths as a 3-year-old at Fair Grounds. He continued to race through his 5-year-old season, winning three of eight starts for earnings of $108,335. Earlier this year, he placed third in the Sam Houston Sprint Cup Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park.

Homebred in Kentucky by Claiborne Farm, Bind was co-owned by Adele Dilschneider and trained by Al Stall, Jr. He will stand at Red River Farm as property of Claiborne, Dilschneider, and Nathan Granger.

“Bind ran one of the best [Ragozin] numbers (1 1/2) I’ve ever seen for a first-time starter,” Stall said. “We felt the sky was the limit with him, and he also is one of the most physically attractive horses I have ever trained.”

A second-generation member of the Claiborne breeding program, Bind is out the unraced Unbridled mare Check, who is the dam of three winners from five foals to race, including Grade 3-placed winner Hakama. His most successful relatives include Grade 3 winners Watch, War Thief, Boss Lafitte, and Prime Meridian.