07/08/2008 11:00PM

Heatseeker to stand at Hill 'n' Dale


Heatseeker, who retired late last month with a suspensory injury, will join the 2009 stallion roster at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms with a $20,000 fee.

The horse's owner, William de Burgh, announced Wednesday that the Lexington, Ky., farm has purchased what it termed "a significant interest" in Heatseeker.

Heatseeker, a 5-year-old Giant's Causeway horse, won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap and Grade 2 Californian, and was second in the Grade 2 Oaklawn Park Handicap and Grade 2 San Antonio this year. He retired with a lifetime race record of seven victories and three graded stakes wins from 17 starts and earnings of $1,177,776.

Heatseeker was due to arrive at Hill 'n' Dale on Wednesday and was to be available for viewing by breeders during the days leading up to the July 14-15 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale.