11/04/2014 12:25AM

Ice Box relocates to Millennium Farms


Grade 1 winner Ice Box will relocate to Millennium Farms in Lexington, Ky., for the 2015 breeding season.

The 7-year-old son of Pulpit previously stood at Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky., where he was advertised for a fee of $7,500 in 2014. A fee has not been announced for 2015.

On the racetrack, Ice Box won 3 of 16 career starts for earnings of $948,068, highlighted by a win in the Grade 1 Florida Derby and a runner-up finish in the 2010 Kentucky Derby. His first foals are yearlings of 2014.

Ice Box is out of the Grade 2-winning Tabasco Cat mare Spice Island, who is the dam of three winners from four foals to race.

“We are in a transformative phase at the farm, defining what we call ‘The New Millennium’,” said Millennium Farms manager Jay Ted Neel. “We are delighted that Dream Walkin’ Farms [owned by country musician Toby Keith], one of our leading customers and a part owner in Ice Box, along with shareholders Baccari Bloodstock and Bob LaPenta, have entrusted us with such a wonderful and promising prospect. Pulpit appears en route to establishing himself as a chef-de-race led by the likes of the remarkable Tapit.

“Ice Box is a beautiful individual who is throwing very attractive foals as witnessed by the fact they have brought up to $230,000 at public auction,” he continued. “With 102 mares bred in 2014, 103 mares bred in 2013, and 101 mares bred in 2012, we think it is very exciting to offer breeders the opportunity to breed to a Grade 1-winning son of Pulpit who could be poised to make a mark for himself as his 2-year-olds debut in 2015.”