10/09/2014 11:55AM

Parading pensioned by Claiborne


Claiborne Farm stallion Parading has been pensioned from stallion duty and will reside at the Paris, Ky. operation’s Marchmont Farm division.

The 11-year-old son of Pulpit has sired two crops of racing age, led by Puerto Rican Group 2 winner Stephania My Love and U.S. stakes-placed Blew By Too. He will have five total crops when the foals of 2015 are born. Parading stood for an advertised fee of $3,500 in 2014.

“He bred 18 or 19 mares last year,” said Claiborne stallion director Bernie Sams. “I think what we’ll do is put him up at the Marchmont stud barn and keep Lure company, and if something hits, he’s still around. That’s the plan for him.”

Parading raced as a homebred for Phipps Stable, winning seven of 21 starts for earnings of $530,046. His most notable victories came in the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes, the Grade 3 Ben Ali Stakes, and the listed Volponi Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by the Phipps family, Parading hails from a prominent Phipps breeding line that traces back to his third dam, champion Personal Ensign, and multiple Grade 1-winning second dam My Flag. Other products of that family include champion Storm Flag Flying, Grade 1 winners Miner’s Mark, and Traditionally, and notable Grade 1-placed stallion Our Emblem.

Parading is out of the Grade 3-placed Storm Cat mare On Parade, whose four winners from as many foals to race also include Grade 2-placed Protesting.