10/03/2015 11:27AM

Golden Lad to stand in Maryland


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.