11/08/2014 6:19PM

Fed Biz retired to become stallion at WinStar Farm

Benoit & Associates
Fed Biz, shown winning the San Diego Handicap, will stand for a fee of $12,500.

Fed Biz, a three-time Grade 2 winner for Kaleem Shah, has been retired from racing and will start his stud career next year at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky. The 5-year-old Fed Biz, a son of Giant’s Causeway, will stand for a $12,500 fee.

Based in California and trained by Bob Baffert, Fed Biz won the El Cajon Stakes at 3, the Grade 2 Pat O’Brien Stakes and San Fernando Stakes at 4, and the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap at 5. He also finished second to Shared Belief in the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes and second to Goldencents in the Pat O’Brien this year.

Fed Biz made his last start in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, finishing seventh, and retires with 6 wins in 19 starts for earnings of $770,496.

Baffert, acting as agent for Shah, purchased Fed Biz for $950,000 as a Keeneland September yearling. He is out of the stakes-winning Wild Again mare Spunoutacontrol, who is also the dam of stakes winner Spun Silk and stakes producer Whichwaydidshego. Spunoutacontrol is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner and veteran Kentucky sire Tale of the Cat, Group 1 winner and sire Minardi, and to Myth, the dam of champion Johannesburg. Elite sire Pulpit and Grade 1 winner Preach are notable family members.

“Fed Biz is an awesome physical by a proven sire of sires,” said WinStar president and CEO Elliot Walden. “He profiles identically to [WinStar sire] Distorted Humor. He has every chance to be a top WinStar stallion for the next 15 years.”

The stallion will be available for inspection at WinStar starting on Monday.