02/11/2014 1:22PM

Neko Bay to Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana

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Grade 2 winner Neko Bay will relocate to Elite Thoroughbreds in Folsom, La., for the 2014 breeding season, standing for an advertised fee of $3,000.

The 11-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway previously stood at Wintergreen Stallion Station in Midway, Ky., and he also shuttles to Haras Puerto De Hierro in Chile. His first Northern Hemisphere foals are 2-year-olds of 2014.

“By one of the best sire of sires around today in Giant’s Causeway, and from perhaps the leading stallion producing family in the US at the moment, Neko Bay is a fantastic prospect and is now available to Louisiana breeders for the first time,” said bloodstock agent Chad Schumer, who brokered the deal.

Racing as a homebred for Jerry and Ann Moss, Neko Bay won five of 14 starts over five seasons of racing for earnings of $473,020. His best season came as a 7-year-old when he won the Grade 2 San Pasqual Handicap and finished second by a half-length to Misremembered in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap.

Neko Bay is out of the Grade 2-winning Rubiano mare Brulay, who produced five winners from as many foals to race. His dam is a sibling to champion Lemon Drop Kid, as well as to Group 3 winner Statue of Liberty and stakes winner Sovereign Sage. He is also from the family of Group 1 winner Wolfhound and Grade 3 winner Weekend Surprise, who is the dam of Racing Hall of Famer A.P. Indy.