08/29/2014 3:58PM

Oxbow will stand at Calumet Farm in 2015

Barbara D. Livingston
Oxbow will stand for a fee yet to be announced for his second season as a stallion in 2015.

Oxbow, winner of the 2013 Preakness Stakes, will move to owner Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm for 2015.

The 4-year-old Oxbow, a son of Awesome Again, entered stud this season at Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, Ky., for an advertised fee of $20,000. His fee at Calumet will be announced at a later date.

Oxbow was the first classic winner for Calumet in the Kelley era, after the prominent owner-breeder purchased the historic property in 2012. He becomes the eighth stallion listed on the farm’s expanding roster for 2015, on the heels of turf champion English Channel, who recently relocated from Lane’s End.

Oxbow retired with 3 wins from 13 career starts for earnings of $1,243,500 racing for Kelley and trainer D. Wayne Lukas. He competed in all three legs of the 2013 Triple Crown, winning the Preakness and finishing second in the Belmont Stakes. He sustained an ankle injury while finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in what proved to be his final start.

Oxbow, who also won the Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes, is out of the unraced Cee’s Tizzy mare Tizamazing, a full sister to 2000 Horse of the Year Tiznow, Grade 2 winners Budroyale and Tizdubai, and multiple graded stakes producer Tizso. Oxbow is one of three winners from as many foals to race out of Tizamazing, also including stakes-winning full brother Awesome Patriot.

The cross between sire Cee’s Tizzy and dam Cee’s Song, which produced Tizamazing, has become one of the most successful and commercially lucrative family trees currently in the North American breeding program. In addition to the horses already mentioned, Oxbow is from the family of Grade 1 winner Paynter, Grade 3 winner Tiz West, and stakes producer Tizprecious.

“You just can’t find a more qualified stallion prospect with his performance and his pedigree,” said Ken Wilkins, who joined Calumet as its stallion director in July. “He beat Orb and Will Take Charge twice in the classics, danced all the dances, and didn’t dodge anybody. He will be an important sire here at Calumet going forward, and we appreciate the efforts of Taylor Made with his first book of mares.”