09/25/2001 11:00PM

Gold Legend moves to Texas

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Gold Legend, sire of multiple Grade 1 winner Heritage of Gold, will relocate from Kentucky to Texas, where he will stand at Clarence and Dorothy Scharbauer's Valor Farm for the 2002 breeding season.

Gold Legend, who stood in 2001 at Jonabell Farm in Lexington for $7,500, will stand for $5,000 next year. He remains the property of Jonabell and William Condren.

Gold Legend, an unraced 11-year-old son of Seattle Slew, is the first stallion to depart Jonabell since Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum purchased the property from John A. Bell III.

Gold Legend is out of the great Mr. Prospector producer Gold Beauty, making him a half-brother to champion sprinter Dayjur and Grade 1 winner Maplejinsky, dam of champion older mare Sky Beauty.

Heritage of Gold, runner-up to Beautiful Pleasure in the voting for 2000 champion older mare, is Gold Legend's best runner to date. A winner of five graded stakes, including the Grade 1 Apple Blossom and Go for Wand handicaps, Heritage of Gold earned $2,381,762.

Gold Legend also is the sire of stakes-winner Gold Nugget, last year's Texas horse of the year with four stakes victories in the Lone Star state. His other stakes-winning progeny are Grade 3-placed Dr. J, Sheer Sable, Lovesme Legend, and Sintress. From five crops to race, Gold Legend has sired earner of more than $5.9 million.