05/27/2003 11:00PM

Parade Leader sold to South African


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Will Farish and E.J. Hudson Jr. have sold their Grade 2 winner Parade Leader to a South African concern for $1 million, according to a report in Thoroughbred Times.

Parade Leader, a 6-year-old Kingmambo colt who won last year's New Orleans Handicap, will stand at Mike Rattray's Lammerskraal Stud in Ceres, South Africa, for slightly more than $2,000.

Parade Leader is out of the His Majesty mare Battle Creek Girl, making him a full brother to Grade 2 winner Parade Ground. He also is a half-brother to Canadian champion Wavering Girl, Grade 2 winners Tricky Creek and Speed Dialer, and graded-placed stakes-winner Everhope, among others.

Parade Leader won seven of 30 lifetime starts, finishing second four times and third five times. He has lifetime earnings of $712,507.