01/25/2013 4:34PM

Red River Farms adds Calibrachoa, Redding Colliery

Tom Keyser
Calibrachoa, a multiple Grade 3 winner in New York, will join Grade 2 winner Redding Colliery at Red River Farms in Louisiana for the 2013 breeding season.

Jay Adcock’s Red River Farms near Coushatta, La. has added recently retired multiple graded stakes winners Calibrachoa and Redding Colliery to its stallion roster for 2013.

Both horses will stand for an advertised fee for $2,000 live foal.

Calibrachoa, a New York stalwart campaigned by owner Repole Stables and trainer Todd Pletcher, won consecutive editions of both the Grade 3 Tom Fool Handicap and Toboggan Stakes in 2011 and 2012, as well as the Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap in 2011. The 6-year-old son of Southern Image won 10 of 20 starts during four seasons of racing for earnings of $666,040.

Bred in Kentucky by Nelson Bunker Hunt, Calibrachoa is out of the Grade 2-placed winning Montbrook mare Fort Lauderdale, who has produced five winners from six to race. He is a half-brother to Chipocludo, a stakes winner in Mexico, and to stakes-placed winner Linnea. Fort Lauderdale is a half-sister to the dam of Grade 1 winner and sire Bellamy Road.

Redding Colliery, a 7-year-old Mineshaft horse, began his racing career in England and Dubai before shipping to the U.S. He won seven of 22 starts during his five-season racing career, highlighted by victories in the Grade 2 Hawthorne Gold Cup and the Grade 3 Lone Star Park Handicap, both in 2010. Those efforts helped Redding Colliery amass lifetime earnings of $776,885.

Redding Colliery is out of the winning Zilzal mare Joop, who is the dam of five winners from eight to race, including Grade 2-placed stakes winner Joopy Doopy and stakes-placed American Czarina. He was bred in Kentucky by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. and 707 Stables.