11/02/2012 2:23PM

Maimonides relocating to Vinery Kentucky for 2013


Grade 1-placed Maimonides will relocate to Vinery Kentucky for the 2013 breeding season, Vinery president Tom Ludt announced Wednesday.

The 7-year-old Vindication horse, who is a half brother to Grade 1 winners and successful sires Roman Ruler and El Corredor, will move to Vinery’s Lexington division with the closing of the Vinery Florida division in Summerfield. He stood for $3,500 in 2012, and his first crop of foals will be 2-year-olds in 2013.

“Maimonides is an outstanding looking individual from a sire family, and his first foals, which will race next year, certainly look the part,” Ludt said.

Out of the unraced Silver Deputy mare Silvery Swan, Maimonides also is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Silver Tornado. He was purchased for $4.6 million by Ahmed Zayat’s Zayat Stables at the 2006 Keeneland September yearling sale from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.

Maimonides won his debut at Saratoga by 11 1/2 lengths in August 2007 for Zayat and trainer Bob Baffert. He then finished third to Majestic Warrior in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes at the end of the Saratoga meeting before being retired to stand at Vinery Florida.