02/24/2013 8:42PM

Group 1 winner State City to stand in Oklahoma


State City, a highweighted Group 1 winner in the United Arab Emirates, will stand his first season in Oklahoma at Caines Stallion Station near Wynnewood. The 14-year-old stallion previously stood in Kentucky, and between 2005 and 2007 shuttled to Australia.

Bred by Darley Stud Management, the son of Carson City and out of the stakes-winning Nureyev mare Wajna campaigned four seasons for Godolphin, winning six of 17 starts and earning $1,375,993. His biggest victory came in the 2003 Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen. That year, State City was ranked as the Emirates’ highweighted older male sprinter. In four starts in the U.S., State City was third in the Grade 2 Tom Fool Stakes in 2003 at Belmont.

State City has sired 79 winners from his first five racing crops, including two stakes winners—both Australian-breds—and four stakes-placed runners. His offspring have earned $4-million.

For 2013, Caines will offer a promotional 2-for-1 special with State City; any breeder who pays for one $1,000 season to the stallion will receive a second season free.