10/13/2010 3:04PM

Five Adena stallions moving to New York


Five stallions owned by Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs will stand in 2011 at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York, the two farms announced on Wednesday.

The five stallions are Touch Gold, Alphabet Soup, Tiago, Harlem Rocker, and Silent Name, according to the farms. The stallions are being transferred from Adena’s Kentucky and Canada operations in advance of the installation of slot machines at Aqueduct racetrack in Queens sometime next spring. The machines are expected to generate approximately $30 million in annual purse subsidies for owners and breeders in the state.

“Naturally, the slots initiative in the state of New York is very compelling,” said Dermot Carty, the director of sales for Adena Springs, in a release. “The prospect of improved purses as well as stallion and breeders’ awards was a strong motivation for Adena Springs Farm to support the New York State program with our stallions.”

In the release, Adena Springs said that it would send some of its mares to the stallions.

Stud fees for the horses will be announced at a later date, said Joe McMahon, the owner of McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds with his wife, Anne.

In 2010, Touch Gold stood at Adena’s Kentucky operation for $10,000 live foal. Alphabet Soup stood at the Canadian farm for approximately $6,000; Tiago stood in Kentucky for $5,000; and Silent Name stood in Canada for approximately $5,000. Harlem Rocker, a son of Macho Uno, will stand his first season in 2011.