10/03/2015 11:27AM

Golden Lad to stand in Maryland

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Multiple graded stakes winner Golden Lad has been retired and will begin his stud career at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md.

The 5-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro is currently being syndicated and will stand for $5,000 live foal.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring a horse of Golden Lad’s caliber to Maryland,” Northview general manager David Wade said. “He has the sire power, a wonderful family, an impressive race record, and his conformation is outstanding. Rarely does a stallion prospect like this get introduced into a regional market. We can’t wait for our breeders to see him.”

Golden Lad won 8 of 15 career starts for a bankroll of $645,320. He enters stud off back-to back stakes wins, capturing the Mountainview Handicap and the Grade 3 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap. He also won the Grade 3 Razorback Handicap in 2014 and the Essex Handicap this year.

“This horse has a lot of heart and determination,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “Given his level of talent and pedigree, I was certain he would end up at stud in Kentucky. This is a major score for Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region.”

Golden Lad is a half-brother to Kentucky Oaks runner-up Broadway's Alibi and is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Dialed In. His third dam is champion Eliza.