10/16/2013 9:16AM

Elite Squadron to Swifty Farms in Indiana


Grade 2 winner Elite Squadron will relocate to Swifty Farms in Seymour, Ind., for the 2014 breeding season, BloodHorse reports.

The 9-year-old son of Officer previously stood at Wintergreen Stallion Station in Midway, Ky. His stud fee will be $2,500.

Elite Squadron excelled at one-turn races during his on-track career, winning the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes and the listed Tom Ridge Labor Day Stakes at Presque Isle Downs. He finished in the money in four additional graded stakes races, highlighted by a half-length runner-up finish in the Grade 1 Triple Bend Invitational Handicap at Hollywood Park.

Owned by Tom Walters and trained by James Baker, Elite Squadron retired with five wins in 14 career starts for earnings of $507,059.

At stud, Elite Squadron has sired two crops of racing age. His progeny include stakes-placed winner Chief Tyree and Swayze Lady, a winner of three races.

Bred in Kentucky by Matt Herbener, Elite Squadron is out of the Grade 2-placed stakes-winning High Brite mare Sweet Mama, whose nine winners from ten foals to race also include multiple stakes-placed winner Darting Dot.

Elite Squadron will join E Z’s Gentleman, Pass Rush and Silver Mountain on the Swifty Farms stallion roster.