11/20/2012 6:01PM

Mr. Sekiguchi to stand at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds


McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., announced Tuesday that Mr. Sekiguchi, Canada’s leading freshman sire in 2011, will relocate to New York for the 2013 breeding season and stand for a fee of $2,500 live foal. The nine-year-old son of Storm Catstood the 2012 season at Park Stud in Orangeville, Ontario, for a fee of $2,500 (Canadian).

“He is the number three second crop sire in Canada,” said Joe McMahon, “so we really see a great deal of potential in this phenomenally bred son of Storm Cat.”

Mr. Sekiguchi’s first crop earned more than $413,000 in 2011, led by two-time stakes winner Rose and Shine.

Out of the Grade 3-winning Seeking the Gold mare Welcome Surprise, a half-sister to leading sire A.P. Indy, Mr. Sekiguchi sold for $8 million at the 2004 Keeneland September yearling sale. He won two of four starts before retiring to stud after suffering a tibia injury in 2008.