11/02/2011 6:31PM

Girolamo retired, will stand in New York


Godolphin's Grade 1-winning A. P. Indy horse Girolamo has retired from racing and will make his stud debut in New York, Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum's Darley organization announced late Wednesday afternoon.

Girolamo will stand at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, N.Y. Darley, which continues to own Girolamo, will announce his fee later.

The announcement comes one day after Sequel owners Becky Thomas and Dennis Narlinger announced they would reopen the facility. They had closed the farm and relocated their stallions to Keane Stud in Amenia, N.Y., in 2009. Sequel also will stand New York stalwart Freud and the young sire Noonmark, whose foals are weanlings this year.

Girolamo, 5, won last year's Vosburgh Stakes and the Grade 2 Jerome Handicap in 2009. He also finished third in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap last season in his last start.

Girolamo retires with 5 wins and 1 third in 11 lifetime starts, which earned him $443,800. He is out of the Mr. Prospector mare Get Lucky, a Grade 3 winner who is a full sister to champion Rhythm. She also is the second dam of 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, millionaire Grade 1 winner Bluegrass Cat, and graded winners Lord of the Game and Brethren.

Girolamo is a full brother to multiple graded winner Daydreaming, Grade 3 winner Accelerator, Super Saver's dam, Supercharger, and a pair of other stakes-performers.