12/14/2012 4:36PM

Calimonco retired to stand at Ballena Vista


Multiple stakes winner Calimonco, a full brother to two Breeders’ Cup winners, has been retired and will enter stud at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., in 2013.

The 6-year-old Storm Cat horse will stand for $1,500 live foal, as a partnership between Donald and Karen Cohn’s Ballena Vista Farm and owners-breeders Martin and Pam Wygod.

“Calimoncoʼs sire credentials are world-class and he brings to California one of the finest sire pedigrees and deepest distaff families of any stallion entering stud in 2013,” Donald Cohn said. “He’s a great opportunity for all breeders.”

Calimonco won the 2011 Wickerr Stakes at Del Mar and the 2012 Sidd Finch Stakes at Santa Anita Park. He was stakes-placed three times, including third-place efforts in the Grade 2 Citation Handicap and Grade 2 Del Mar Mile Handicap in 2011. Calimonco won five of 35 career starts and earned $391,486.

Out of the stakes-winning Kris S. mare Sweet Life, Calimonco is a full brother to champion Sweet Catomine, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in 2004, and the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic winner Life Is Sweet.