12/05/2013 6:06PM

General Quarters to Crestwood Farm in Kentucky

Barbara D. Livingston
General Quarters, a graded stakes winner on three surfaces, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Crestwood Farm in Kentucky.

Multiple Grade 1 winner General Quarters will relocate to Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm in Lexington, Ky., for the 2014 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $5,000, live foal terms.

The 7-year-old son of Sky Mesa previously stood at HallMarc Stallions at Stonewall Farm in Ocala, Fla. His first foals are weanlings of 2013.

“We are thrilled to get General Quarters,” McLean said. “He was a talented and versatile runner.  He is an extremely handsome individual, and I know people will be impressed when they see him.”

General Quarters finished his on-track career with four wins in 27 career starts for earnings of $1,226,655, racing primarily for owner/trainer Tom McCarthy. He was a Grade 1 winner on synthetic and turf surfaces, taking the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland and the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs, respectively. He also won the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes on dirt at Tampa Bay Downs.

In total, General Quarters finished in the money in 10 stakes races, placing in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap, the Grade 2 New Orleans Handicap and Kentucky Cup Stakes, and the Grade 3 Mineshaft Handicap.

General Quarters is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Ecology, who is the dam of four winners from as many foals to race. He is a half brother to Japanese Group 2 winner A Shin Top and stakes-placed New Wave.