07/08/2007 11:00PM

Sarava to stay in Florida


Sarava, winner of the 2002 Belmont Stakes, will stand at Eddie Martin's Martin Stables South in Reddick, Fla., starting in the 2008 breeding season.

A 8-year-old Wild Again horse, Sarava previously stood at CloverLeaf Farms II, also in Florida, but that farm ceased operations earlier this month when owners John and Susan Sykes relocated their breeding program to Kentucky.

Sarava, who covered 87 mares on a $3,000 fee at CloverLeaf in 2007, will stand for $3,000 again in 2008, Martin said. Sarava's first foals are yearlings of 2007.

Sarava is out of the Deputy Minister mare Rhythm of Life, an unraced half-sister to champion Wilderness Song.