11/24/2009 12:00AM

Noonmark retired to stud


Grade 3 winner Noonmark has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2010 at Sequel Stallions in New York. Sequel hasn't announced a fee for Noonmark, a 6-year-old Unbridled's Song horse.

Sequel Stallions is located at Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.

George Bolton, Joan Corrigan, and Antony Beck campaigned Noonmark. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the horse won last year's Grade 3 Mr. Prospector Handicap and placed in six other stakes, four of them graded. He retires with 4 wins from 19 starts and $354,090 in earnings.

Sequel principals Becky Thomas and Denis Narlinger and partners Chester Broman, Tony Grey, and Lewis Lakin purchased Noonmark in a private deal brokered by Pedigree Consultants. Thomas and Chris Bernhard of Hidden Lake Farm will manage Noonmark jointly.

Noonmark is out of the unraced Storm Cat mare In the Storm. A half-sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Formal Gold, In the Storm also has produced the winners Cape Town Pistol and Broad Beach.