10/06/2002 11:00PM

California gets Kentucky stallions


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Central Kentucky stallions Miesque's Son and Joyeux Danseur will relocate to California for the 2003 season, Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky., announced Monday. Both sires will stand at Carl and Olivia Cannata's Lakeview Thoroughbred Farm, in Lakeview, under a lease agreement.

Carl Cannata said Monday that both stallions would stand for reduced fees for breeders booking before the end of 2002. Miesque's Son, a 10-year-old son of Mr. Prospector and Nureyev's champion daughter Miesque, will stand for an introductory fee of $4,000, and Joyeux Danseur, by Nureyev out of Fabuleux Jane (by Le Fabuleux), will carry an introductory fee of $2,500. Cannata said the farm has not yet determined the studs' regular fees for 2003.

Both stood for $10,000 at Three Chimneys in 2002.

Miesque's Son is a French Group 3 winner and has four stakes winners from three crops. Grade 1 winner Joyeux Danseur's first crop are 2-year-olds this year.

The stallions arrived Sunday at Lakeview, Cannata said.

* Juddmonte Farms' homebred Grade 1 winner Mizzen Mast has been retired and will begin his stud career in 2003 at Juddmonte in Lexington, Ky. The farm has not established a stud fee yet.

Mizzen Mast, a 4-year-old Cozzene colt, has not raced since winning the Grade 2 Strub Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 2.

Mizzen Mast was a Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed runner in France before shipping to Frankel's barn in 2001. He captured the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes that year. Mizzen Mast retires with a career record of 11-5-2-0 and earnings of $553,621. Mizzen Mast is out of the Graustark mare Kinema, who also produced Grade 3-placed Kinema Red and Red Earth.