12/12/2011 10:54AM

Haynesfield to stand at Airdrie Stud

Barbara D. Livingston
Haynesfield retired with 10 victories from 19 starts and more than $1.3 million in earnings.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Last year’s Jockey Club Gold Cup winner, Haynesfield, will start his stud career at Elizabeth and Brereton Jones’s Airdrie Stud in 2012. He retired earlier this month.

A 5-year-old Speightstown horse, Haynesfield will stand for $10,000 in his initial year at the Midway, Ky., farm. He will stand under a joint venture between Airdrie and WinStar Farm.

Campaigned by Harvey Weinstein’s Turtle Bird Stable, Haynesfield most recently ran in the Nov. 26 Cigar Mile Handicap, finishing fourth in a race won by To Honor and Serve. He went into that race off a win in the Oct. 22 Empire Classic Stakes, a race for New York-breds that he also won in 2009. The biggest victory of his career came in the Gold Cup, when he beat eventual Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and champion Blame by four lengths at equal weights; it was Blame’s only loss in 2010.

In his four-season career, Haynesfield won a total of eight stakes, including the Gold Cup and Grade 2 Suburban last year and the Grade 3 Discovery in 2009. He retired with $1,319,481 in earnings from a 19-race, 10-win career that also saw him finish second, beaten a head by Jersey Town, in the 2010 Cigar Mile.

Haynesfield is out of the stakes-winning Tejabo mare Nothing Special. He’s a half-brother to stakes-placed Mama Theresa.

In addition to early payment discounts and multiple-mare discounts, Airdrie also will offer a new Breeder’s Rewards Program breeders who send mares to Haynesfield in 2012. Under that program, Airdrie will give $50,000 and a lifetime breeding right to the breeder of record whose first-season Haynesfield mating produces a 2- or 3-year-old graded stakes winner in North America. If the breeder booked the graded winner’s dam to Haynesfield through an agent, that agent also will receive a $20,000 check.