10/17/2011 3:55PM

Giacomo moving to stand in California


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Giacomo, the 2005 Kentucky Derby winner, is shipping out of the Bluegrass State to California for the 2012 breeding season.

A 9-year-old Holy Bull horse, whose first foals are 3-year-olds this season, Giacomo will stand at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Adena Springs Farm in Kentucky announced Monday. He has no fee yet for 2012. He stood for $5,000 this year at Adena Springs Kentucky in Paris, Ky.

Giacomo is a half-brother to millionaire Grade 1 winner Tiago and so far is the sire of U.S. stakes winners Lady Giacomo and Jake Mo, Mexican Grade 2 winner Go Vivian Go, and five stakes-placed runners in the United States.

During his racing career, Giacomo won the Derby and the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap, and he placed in six other stakes, most notably finishing third in the Preakness and second in the Hollywood Futurity. He earned more than $2.5 million.

He is out of the multiple stakes-winning Stop the Music mare Set Them Free. He will be the only Kentucky Derby winner standing in California.