11/13/2014 1:40PM

Dutchess Views Farm to stand Big Brown in 2015


Dual classic winner and champion Big Brown will stand his first New York season at Dutchess Views Farm in Pine Plains, N.Y., for an advertised fee of $8,500.

It was announced last week that a majority interest in the 9-year-old Boundary horse had been acquired by Andrew Cohen’s Sunrise Stables and Gary Tolchin’s Golden Goose Enterprises. The team announced intentions to relocate the stallion to New York, but did not reveal the farm until Thursday.

Big Brown was previously based at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., where he has stood since entering stud in 2009. He is currently on shuttle duty at Vinery Australia and will arrive in New York in late December.

Big Brown won the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, as well as the Florida Derby and Haskell Invitational, to secure his Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old of 2008. Once beaten in eight starts, he bankrolled more than $3.6 million.

At stud, Big Brown's top offspring include Group 3 winners Big Wildcat and Darwin, and stakes winners Ground Transport, Kiss to Remember, Mighty Brown, Nicky’s Brown Miss, Reno Rebel, Red Sashay, and Contend.