12/14/2017 11:18AM

Csaba will move to R Star Stallions in Indiana

Barbara D. Livingston
Csaba's first foals will be 2-year-olds in 2018.

Csaba, a Grade 3 winner and young stallion, will relocate for the 2018 breeding season to R Star Stallions in Anderson, Ind., where he will stand for an advertised fee of $2,000 with considerations for stakes mares and stakes producers.

The 8-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy previously stood at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla., for $2,500. His first foals are 2-year-olds of 2018.

Csaba won 13 of 36 starts over four seasons of racing for earnings of $682,440. He won two editions of the Grade 3 Fred W. Hooper Stakes and the listed Memorial Handicap, with single wins in the Grade 3 Hal’s Hope Stakes, and the non-graded Harlan’s Holiday Stakes, Skip Trial Stakes, Tripical Park Derby, and El Kaiser Stakes.

His four additional graded stakes placings include a runner-up effort in the Grade 2 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes and a third in the Grade 3 Palm Beach Handicap.

"We think Csaba is unique because he was so versatile, winning from five furlongs to a mile and an eighth,” said Leigh Ann Hopper, who owns and operates R Star Stallions with her husband, Kerry. “Csaba excelled on dirt while also having a remarkable turf pedigree as a son of Kitten’s Joy. We were also attracted to the fact that he made at least 10 starts with no less than two stakes wins each year on the track from ages 3 through his retirement at age 5."

Bred in Kentucky by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Csaba is out of the winning War Chant mare High Chant, whose six winners from seven runners also include Grade 1-placed stakes winner Kitten’s Queen, also by Kitten’s Joy.

Csaba is from the family of 1987 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Very Subtle and Grade 1-placed stakes winner Secret Scheme.