09/28/2010 2:10PM

E Dubai moving from Kentucky to Pennsylvania


E Dubai, sire of the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Desert Code, has been relocated to Ghost Ridge Farms in Pennsylvania and will stand there for the 2011 breeding season, according to the farm. A stud fee will be announced at a later date, according to stallion manager Carl McEntee.

A 12-year-old son of Mr. Prospector out of the Lord at War mare Words of War, E Dubai is currently ranked 57th on the general sire list by progeny earnings, with approximately $3.1 million in 2010 purse earnings, according to the Thoroughbred Times. He had stood at Darley Stud in Kentucky since being retired in 2002 by owner Godolphin Racing, an arm of Darley. In 2010, his stud fee was $10,000 live foal.

In addition to Desert Code, E Dubai is the sire of the Italian champion Once More Dubai and the graded stakes winners Accredit, Buy the Barrel, Dubious Miss, and High Heels.

E Dubai will be moving to one of the few states in the U.S. where breeding activity is increasing despite the contraction in the bloodstock market. In 2010, according to figures recently released by the Jockey Club, the foal crop in Pennsylvania will be 844 foals, up from 692 in 2009, an increase of 22 percent. Casinos at Pennsylvania racetracks currently provide approximately $150 million a year in subsidies to horse owners and breeders.