Updated on 09/17/2011 9:58AM

Invisible Ink to stand for $3,500


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Invisible Ink, runner-up in the 2001 Kentucky Derby, will enter stud this year at Rising Hill Farm in Ocala, Fla. Invisible Ink, who retired in October, will stand for a 2003 fee of $3,500.

As a 2-year-old, Invisible Ink, a 5-year-old son of Thunder Gulch and the Conquistador Cielo mare Conquistress, developed a case of colitis that nearly killed him. But after his recovery, he went on to become a two-time Grade 1-placed winner for his owners, a Peachtree Stable partnership. Before finishing second in the Derby, Invisible Ink ran third in the Florida Derby, also Grade 1.

Invisible Ink retired from racing after a running a well-beaten fourth in Keeneland's Grade 3 Fayette Stakes in October. John Fort, a Peachtree principal, said that the horse previously had had chips removed from three ankles and was starting to show signs of wear and tear.