01/16/2018 12:39PM

Iliad to stand in Alberta


Grade 2 winner Iliad will begin his stallion career at Battle River Stud in Camrose, Alberta, Canada, for the 2018 breeding season, standing for an advertised of $3,500 Canadian.

The 4-year-old Ghostzapper ridgling finished his on-track career with two wins in five career starts for earnings of $247,345, highlighted by a victory in the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes and a runner-up effort in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes. He raced for owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Doug O’Neill.

Bred in Kentucky by Sungyeoun Lim, Iliad is out of the winning You and I mare Little Swoon, whose two winners from three runners also includes Grade 3 winner Melmich.

Iliad’s extended family includes stakes winners Littlesuruki and Amberrae, as well as Grade 2-placed Swoon River.