08/01/2007 11:00PM

Golden Eagle sells two stallions


The Mabee family's Golden Eagle Farm has sold two of its three stallions, Souvenir Copy and High Demand, to Saudi Arabian owner Nizar Anwar Abul Jadayel.

That leaves Salt Lake, 18, as the farm's sole stallion.

Both Souvenir Copy and High Demand remain at Golden Eagle in Ramona, Calif., but will enter quarantine within the next two weeks, said Golden Eagle's general manager, Janine McCullough. Plans call for Souvenir Copy to stand in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. McCullough said High Demand's plans are undetermined, and the horse could stand in the United States.

Souvenir Copy, a 12-year-old son of Mr. Prospector and Dancing Tribute, by Nureyev, is the sire of graded winners Souvenir Gift and Estate Collection. He stood in 2007 for $7,500.

From two crops to race, High Demand has gotten the winners Steady Demand, Swift Demand, High in the Air, and Quite Literally. He is a 10-year-old Danzig horse out of the Forli mare Jasmina. His 2007 fee was $5,000.

McCullough said Larry Mabee, the son of the Betty Mabee and her late husband, John, intends to continue standing Salt Lake. A Deputy Minister horse, he stood this year for $12,500.

"It's much easier standing a stallion who's proven," McCullough said, noting that Golden Eagle would be open to increasing its roster again "if the right horse came along."