01/01/2002 12:00AM

Forest Camp to stand for Airdrie


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Del Mar Futurity winner Forest Camp has retired from racing and will stand at Mr. and Mrs. Brereton C. Jones's Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky. He will stand for $10,000 live foal, payable Jan. 1.

Airdrie purchased the 5-year-old Forest Camp privately from Aaron and Marie Jones, who campaigned him throughout his career. Brereton Jones said that Forest Camp, a son of Deputy Minister, arrived at Airdrie on Dec. 31. The horse will stand as the property of Airdrie.

The Joneses bought Forest Camp from Taylor Made, agent, at the 1998 Keeneland July yearling sale for $675,000. Bred in Kentucky by Twin Creeks Farm, Forest Camp went on to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Futurity and finish second in the Grade 2 Norfolk Stakes.

A hock infection limited Forest Camp's 3-year-old season to just three starts. The first of those - a nose loss in the Grade 3 San Miguel Stakes - came for his original trainer, Bob Baffert, in January, but the Joneses subsequently moved the colt to Eduardo Inda's barn, where he remained for the rest of his career. At 3, with his infection resolved, Forest Camp won the Pirate's Bounty Handicap at Del Mar.

Forest Camp last raced on Dec. 2, finishing fifth in the Grade 3 Vernon O. Underwood at Hollywood. He retired with a career record of 11-4-2-0, including an allowance win through disqualification in his penultimate start, and earnings of $339,984.

Forest Camp is out of the stakes-winning Hold Your Peace mare La Paz.