12/05/2014 12:32AM

Fort Larned to Adena Springs South in Florida

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Barbara D. Livingston
Fort Larned won the Breeders' Cup Classic in 2012.

Fort Larned, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic, will relocate to Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs South in Williston, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season.

Fort Larned, a 6-year-old son of E Dubai, began his stallion career at Adena Springs’ Kentucky farm in 2014, where he covered 78 mares in his first season. Adena Springs announced earlier this week that its Florida stallion division would re-open for the 2015 season. Fort Larned will now stand alongside fellow young stallions Capo Bastone, Hunters Bay and City Wolf at that location.

Fort Larned will stand for a fee of $12,500 live foal in Florida. The Stronach Group's Gulfstream Park will offer a breeder incentive program, with Florida breeders receiving a $5,000 credit toward that stud fee.

"Florida is a great breeding state and it is important that top-quality stallions stand in Florida," Gulfstream Park president and Stronach Group chief operating officer Tim Ritvo said. "Fort Larned is an example of a stallion with outstanding credentials which would normally stand in Kentucky. Gulfstream is very excited to be a part of the decision to bring a Breeders’ Cup champion to Florida."

Fort Larned won 10 of 25 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $4,471,322. In addition to his Breeders’ Cup Classic victory, Fort Larned also won the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap and Stephen Foster Handicap, as well as the Grade 3 Cornhusker Handicap and Skip Away Stakes.

Homebred in Kentucky by Janis Whitham, Fort Larned is out of the winning Broad Brush mare Arlucea, whose six winners from as many foals to race also includes multiple Grade 1-placed Izarra and stakes-placed Moonport. His second dam is the two-time champion Bayakoa, and his extended family includes Grade 1 winner Affluent.

Like Fort Larned, incoming Adena Springs South stallions Hunters Bay and City Wolf both entered stud in 2014, at Heritage Farm in Maryland and Pleasant Acres in Florida, respectively. Grade 1 winner Capo Bastone will stand his initial season after Stronach purchased him for $300,000 out of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale.

Adena Springs will announce schedules for an open house and stallion show at a later date.