Updated on 09/17/2011 10:45AM

Lido Palace to stand in Florida


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Multiple Grade 1 winner Lido Palace, who was reitred in early May, will enter stud in 2004 at Lambholm South in Reddick, Fla. The 6-year-old Chilean-bred horse will stand his initial season for $8,500.

Lido Palace, a son of Rich Man's Gold and the Quick Decision mare Sonada, was champion juvenile, champion 3-year-old, and horse of the year in Chile before coming to race in the United States in 2001. Trained by Bobby Frankel for John and Jerry Amerman, Lido Palace quickly proved to be one of the top runners in his division. He won the Whitney and the Woodward and finished second in the Hawthorne Gold Cup and Suburban Handicap in 2001 on his way to earning more than $1 million. He followed up in 2002 with another million-dollar season that featured victories in his second consecutive Woodward and in the Clark Handicap, which was his last start.

In a career that ranged from South America to the United States - and also included a trip to Japan - Lido Palace won 11 of his 23 starts for lifetime earnings of $2,705,865.

Roy Lerman, owner of Lambholm South, said Tuesday that Lido Palace is at Peacefield Farm in Temecula, Calif., while arrangements are being made to transport him to Florida. He is expected to arrive at Lambholm South within the next few months, according to a release from the farm.

Lerman said he and the Amermans will offer only a limited number of shares in Lido Palace.