10/12/2004 11:00PM

Cloverleaf adds two stallions


Cloverleaf Farms II near Ocala, Fla., will add two stallions - 1997 Horse of the Year Favorite Trick and Grade 3 winner Alke - to its roster in 2005.

Cloverleaf's general manager, Brent Fernung, confirmed the additions. Favorite Trick will relocate from Walmac International in Lexington, Ky., but he will remain the property of a syndicate whose princpal shareholder is Joseph LaCombe. Cloverleaf has purchased Alke.

Neither horse's fee has been set. Favorite Trick stood in 2004 for $7,500, and Alke will be entering stud in 2005.

Favorite Trick, unbeaten champion juvenile and Horse of the Year in 1997, is now a 9-year-old stallion with three crops of racing age and total progeny earnings of $3,575,806.

Alke, by Grand Slam out of the stakes-placed Crow mare Pasampsi, won this year's Deputy Minister Handicap and has placed in three other stakes, including Dubai's Golden Shaheen.