04/15/2014 10:58AM

Noble Tune retired to stud in South Africa

Barbara D. Livingston
Noble Tune, a Grade 2 winner and runner-up in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, will stand the 2014 Southern Hemisphere breeding season in South Africa.

Graded stakes winner Noble Tune has been retired and will begin his stud career with the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season at Rathmor Stud in South Africa. He will stand for a fee of 25,000 Rand, or about $2,365 in U.S. funds.

The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song, who was trained by Chad Brown for Martin Schwartz and breeder Dell Ridge Farm, won four of seven starts for earnings of $492,222. He captured the Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes on the Belmont Park turf as a juvenile, and added the Grade 2 American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs last May. He was also runner-up to George Vancouver in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.

Out of the stakes-winning Storm Cat mare Serena’s Cat, Noble Tune is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Honor Code. Second dam Serena’s Tune is also a stakes winner and producer; out of champion Serena’s Song, she is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Sophisticat, Grade 2 winners Grand Reward and Harlington, Grade 3 winner Schramsberg, and stakes-placed Arbitrate.