08/26/2005 12:00AM

Limehouse sold to Vinery; price not set


Limehouse, the winner of the Grade 2 Brooklyn Handicap this year, has been sold by Dogwood Stable to the Vinery farm, outside of Lexington, Ky. Limehouse will be retired at the end of this year, according to a release from Dogwood.

Limehouse, who has a record of 7 wins from 19 starts, including three graded stakes wins, is by Grand Slam out of the Dixieland Band mare Dixieland Blues. Dogwood's release said the horse will be syndicated, although a share price and stud fee have not yet been set.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Limehouse last ran in the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga on Aug. 6, finishing fifth. Limehouse finished fifth as the 6-5 favorite in the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup on July 9. He went into the race off three consecutive victories, including the June 11 Brooklyn Handicap.