11/18/2009 12:00AM

Mr. Nightlinger retired to stud


Mr. Nightlinger, who has long been one of the nation's top turf sprinters, has been retired and will stand stud in Oklahoma in 2010, JEH Stallion Station announced on Wednesday. His fee will be $1,500.

Mr. Nightlinger is a 5-year-old son of Indian Charlie and the Time for a Change mare Timely Quarrel. He retires with a record of 10 wins from 25 starts for earnings of $644,355.

Mr. Nightlinger won five stakes during his career including the 2008 runnings of the Grade 3 Aegon Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs and the Grade 3 Shakertown at Keeneland. That same year he set a course record at Arlington Park, when he won the $200,000 Arlington Sprint Handicap at 5 1/2 on turf in 1:01.89.

Mr. Nightlinger raced for Carl Moore and Martin Racing Stable and will stand for the partnership at the Oklahoma division of JEH in Wynnewood. The horse, who in his final career start was second in the Grade 3 Woodford at Keeneland on Oct. 10, was trained by Bret Calhoun.

* JEH also announced Wednesday that Bill Tracy has been named manager of its New Mexico division. Tracy had been the manager of Oak Tree Ranch, a Bandera, Texas, breeding and sales facility, since 1995. JEH also has a division of its operation in Texas. The stallion fees at all three farms have been reduced for 2010.