12/22/2015 1:53PM

Maimonides to stand in Ohio for 2016


Maimonides, a $4.6 million yearling purchase by Zayat Stables, will stand the 2016 breeding season at Hand Ride Stables in Dublin, Ohio. By Vindication out of Silvery Swan, by Silver Deputy, he is owned by Zayat Stables and will stand for a fee of $2,500. He stood at WinStar Farm in Kentucky in 2014 for the same fee.

“We are excited for the opportunity to stand Maimonides and think it’s a great fit for the Ohio-accredited program,” said William Francis, who owns Hand Ride Stables with Daniel Leader. “Ohio breeders are looking for speedy 2-year-olds and they should get that with him.”

Zayat Stables raced Maimonides, who won his first start by 11 1/2 lengths at Saratoga and then finished third in the Grade 1 Hopeful, his last start.

“Maimonides has always been one of our favorites because of his stunning good looks, deep pedigree, and tremendous talent,” said Justin Zayat, racing and stallion manager for Zayat Stables. “He broke his maiden as impressively as any 2-year-old you’ll see at Saratoga, and showed he had Grade 1 quality in his second start. We believe Ohio breeders will like what they see.”

A half-brother to stakes winners El Corredor and Roman Ruler, Maimonides stood his first season in 2010. He has sired five crops, and in his three crops of racing age he has been represented by 86 foals, 56 starters, 34 winners, and one stakes winner, Brewing, winner of two stakes at Oaklawn Park. He has progeny earnings of $1,327,742 through Dec. 21.

The stallion will be available for inspection at Hand Ride Stables’ open house during the upcoming Keeneland January sale on Jan. 9 and 10 from noon to 4 p.m., and Jan. 16 and 17 from noon to 4 p.m.