09/10/2008 12:00AM

Showing Up to Adena


Grade 1 winner and millionaire Showing Up has retired from racing and will enter stud in 2009 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs South.

The Ocala, Fla., farm will stand the Strategic Mission horse in partnership with owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson. He will stand for $7,500.

The 5-year-old horse last ran in April 2007, finishing second behind Kip Deville in Keeneland's Grade 2 Maker's Mark Mile Stakes. He retires with 7 wins from 10 lifetime starts, as well as 1 second and 1 third. Showing Up's five stakes victories included scores in a pair of Grade 1 races in 2006, the Hollywood Derby and the Secretariat Stakes. Trained by Barclay Tagg, he was a stakes winner on both dirt and turf who earned $1,420,000.

Showing Up also set records on both dirt and turf in 2006. He posted a track record of 1:34.05 for a mile at Gulfstream Park and a course record of 1:52.98 for 1 3/16 miles at Colonial Downs during the Colonial Turf Cup.