11/02/2012 2:20PM

Kentucky stallion Latent Heat relocates to Oklahoma


Kentucky stallion and Grade 1 winner Latent Heat is relocating to Oklahoma, where he will stand in 2013 at River Oaks Farm in Sulphur, Okla.

The 9-year-old Latent Heat stood this year at Woods Edge Farm in Lexington, Ky., for an $8,500 advertised fee. His fee for 2013 has yet to be announced.

Latent Heat won the Grade 1 Malibu in 2006 and the Grade 2 San Carlos Handicap in 2007. His leading earner is stakes winner Softly Lit, and his progeny include last year’s Schuylerville third True Feelings, 2012 graded-placed Jamaican Smoke, and stakes-placed Ciguaraya. From two racing-age crops, he has $2,003,320 in progeny earnings. More than $1.5 million of that is from this year and will make him Oklahoma’s second-ranked sire by earnings, behind Toccet.

The private deal brokered by Chad Schumer and Bradley Thoroughbred Brokerage will make Latent Heat the farm’s fourth stallion, alongside Read the Footnotes, Chitoz, and Tiz West.