12/11/2006 12:00AM

Greeley's Galaxy to stand in N.Y.


Greeley's Galaxy, winner of the Grade 2 Illinois Derby in 2005, has retired from racing and will stand at Howard Kaskel's Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y.

A 4-year-old Mr. Greeley colt, Greeley's Galaxy will enter stud with a $7,500 fee.

Greeley's Galaxy raced for B. Wayne Hughes, who purchased him from Robert Scanlon, agent, for $220,000 at the 2004 Keeneland juvenile sale. Trained by Albert Stall Jr., Greeley's Galaxy won 4 of 14 starts and $446,222. He won the Illinois Derby by 9 1/2 lengths for his biggest victory and also finished second in the Gradeo2 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes this season.

Greeley's Galaxy is the first foal out of the winning Ascot Knight mare Ascot Starre and is her most accomplished runner to date. A daughter of Star Deputy (Deputy Minister), Ascot Starre is a half-sister to millionaire and multiple graded stakes winner License Fee.