09/27/2012 10:55AM

Giacomo and Tiago return to Adena Springs Kentucky


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Giacomo, the 2005 Kentucky Derby winner, and his Grade 1-winning half-brother Tiago will return to Adena Springs Kentucky for the 2013 breeding season, the farm has announced.

Giacomo stood at Magali Farms in California this year for a $5,000 advertised fee. Tiago was advertised with the same fee at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds but missed the 2012 breeding season while recovering from colic surgery.

Giacomo, by Holy Bull, is 10 this year. After winning the Derby, he finished third in the Preakness, one of six stakes placings in his career. He also won the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap at 4. Among his runners are 2012 Mother Goose runner-up Disposablepleasure and the stakes winners Jake Mo (Grade 3 placed this year), Color Blind, Lady Giacomo, and Bet Your Life.

Tiago, an 8-year-old by Pleasant Tap, won the 2007 Santa Anita Derby and Goodwood Stakes, setting a 1 1/8-mile track record of 1:46.93 in the Goodwood at the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meet. He also won the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap and Swaps Breeders’ Cup Stakes and placed in three Grade 1’s, including thirds in the 2008 Belmont and Breeders’ Cup Classic. His first crop, conceived at Adena Springs Kentucky, are yearlings this year.

Both horses are out of four-time stakes winner Set Them Free, by Stop the Music. She’s also the dam of graded winner Sea Jewel, by Sea Hero.