11/07/2014 3:13PM

Mr. Sidney to Walmac Farm in Kentucky


Grade 1 winner Mr. Sidney will relocate to Walmac Farm in Lexington, Ky., for the 2015 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $6,500.

The 10-year-old son of Storm Cat previously stood at Alec Head’s Haras du Quesnay in France, where he was advertised for about $6,200 in 2014 (5,000 Euros). His first crop of foals are 3-year-olds this year.

“French breeders [who are] unfamiliar with American races just did not give the beautiful son of Storm Cat the support he deserves, “ Head said, “We plan to send over a handful of his runners to the U.S. and we will be supporting him at Walmac with mares in 2015 as well.”

Mr. Sidney best runners from two crops to race are led by U.S. winner Divinite and French winners Swinging Song, Tradigraphie, Maximo Meridio, and La Giacinta.

On the racetrack, Mr. Sidney won 5 of 13 starts for earnings of $486,875, highlighted by victories in the Grade 1 Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes and the Grade 2 Firecracker Handicap.

Kentucky-bred Mr. Sidney was a $3.9 million purchase at the 2005 Keeneland September yearling sale. He is out of the multiple Grade 1-winning A.P. Indy mare Tomisue’s Delight, whose four winners from six foals to race also include the stakes-placed Save Big Money, who stands in Oklahoma.

Mr. Sidney’s second dam is the Grade 1 winner Prospector’s Delite, who is also the dam of Horse of the Year and sire Mineshaft.

Mr. Sidney will be available for inspection by breeders on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Walmac on Paris Pike in Lexington from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eastern.