07/01/2011 3:36PM

Morning Line, Carter winner, to stand at Lane's End


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lane’s End and Dixiana Farms have bought a majority interest in Carter Handicap winner Morning Line from Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable. A 4-year-old Tiznow colt, Morning Line will stand at Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky., upon his retirement.

Trained by Nick Zito, Morning Line was entered in Saturday’s Grade 3 Salvator Mile at Monmouth. That was to be his final prep race before the Aug. 6 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. To date, Morning Line has won two stakes, the Grade 1 Carter on April 9 and the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby last year. He also finished second in a pair of Grade 1’s: the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, in which he was a head shy of Dakota Phone, and this year’s Donn, when he finished two lengths behind Giant Oak. Morning Line’s earnings stand at $1,114,800 from a record of 4 wins, 4 seconds, and a third from 10 starts to date.

Morning Line is a son of the A. P. Indy mare Indian Snow and is the first stakes-winner for her dam. Indian Snow, a daughter of Grade 1 winner November Snow, also has produced the stakes-placed Gone West gelding Brady Baby.

Bred by Dell Ridge Farm, Morning Line went through the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale as part of Lane’s End’s consignment. Thoroughbred Legends paid $700,000 for the colt.