12/29/2005 12:00AM

Highcliff will keep Catienus in 2006


In a change of plans, Catienus will stay at Highcliff Farm in New York for the 2006 breeding season rather than move to Ramsey Farm in Kentucky, the farms announced Thursday. Catienus (Storm Cat-Diamond City, by Mr. Prospector) will stand for a fee of $6,500, live foal.

In November, Ramsey Farm announced that Catienus, a top 10 second-crop sire, would stand at Ramsey Farm for a fee of $10,000 in 2006.

"Catienus was one of the most popular stallions in New York last year, breeding a fine book of 110 mares," Ramsey Farm owner Ken Ramsey said in a release. "We are standing two first-year stallions at our Kentucky Farm, including a champion, and felt we would do best by Catienus by allowing him to return to Highcliff, who did such a great job managing him last year."