01/31/2012 10:55AM

Golden Gate Fields: Bold Chieftain settling into new role as stallion

Benoit & Associates
The recently retired Bold Chieftain is set to begin his stud career at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds.

Bold Chieftain has settled nicely into a corner stall in his new home at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, Calif., according to farm owner Ellen Jackson. A 9-year-old son of Chief Seattle, Bold Chieftain earned more than $1 million on the racetrack and begins a new career as a stallion this week.

“We’re thinking we should get 40 mares to him,” said Jackson. “We’ve done a lot of pedigree research, and we’ve already had more calls about him than any other stallion.”

Jackson also stands Behrens, Globalize, Going Ballistic, Many Rivers, Sea of Secrets and Under Caution.

Jackson has some of her own mares lined up for Bold Chieftain, who stands for a listed fee of $3,000. Bill Morey Jr. and Ken Robinson, two of Bold Chieftain’s owners-breeders, have mares they are sending to him.