01/03/2018 11:40AM

Mr. Sidney relocating to West Virginia


Grade 1 winner Mr. Sidney has been relocated to Beau Ridge Farm in Kearneysville, W.Va., for the 2018 breeding season and will stand for an advertised fee of $6,500.

The 14-year-old son of Storm Cat previously stood at Walmac Farm in Lexington, Ky., for $5,000. The Kentucky-bred Mr. Sidney began his stud career in France and returned to the U.S. to stand at Walmac for the 2015 season. His first foals as a domestic sire are 2-year-olds of 2018.

Mr. Sidney has sired six crops of racing age, with 47 winners and progeny earnings of more than $2.8 million. His top runners include French steeplechase stakes winner Redfamily, U.S. stakes-placed Trophee, French stakes-placed Silvery Sea, and Swedish Group 3-placed Famous Mark.

Mr. Sidney won five of 13 starts for earnings of $486,875, led by scores in the Grade 1 Maker’s Mark Mile and Grade 2 Firecracker Handicap. He also finished third in the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile.

Bred by Hilbert Thoroughbreds, Mr. Sidney is out of the multiple Grade 1-winning A.P. Indy mare Tomisue’s Delight, whose six winners from four runners also include stakes-placed Save Big Money, also by Storm Cat.

Tomisue’s Delight is a full sister to Horse of the Year Mineshaft and Irish Group 3 winner Monashee Mountain. The second dam, Grade 1 winner Prospectors Delite, is the pivot point for runners including Grade 1 winner Runup the Colors, Italian Group 1 winner Flagbird, and Grade 2 winner Top Account.

Mr. Sidney sold to trainer John Kimmel as agent for owner Circle E Racing for $3.9 million at the 2005 Keeneland September yearling sale.