12/01/2017 5:07PM

Signature Red switching Ontario stud farms

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Michael Burns
Signature Red wins the 2011 Highlander Stakes.

Signature Red, a Grade 2 winner and Canada’s leading freshman sire of 2016, will relocate to Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ontario, for the 2018 breeding season and will stand for an advertised fee of $3,000 Canadian.

The 11-year-old Bernstein horse previously resided at Colebrook Farms Stallion Station in Uxbridge, Ontario, and stood in 2017 for $2,500.

Signature Red has sired two crops of racing age, with 13 winners and progeny earnings of $780,695. His runners are led by stakes winners Signature Spring and Latonka and stakes-placed Red Cabernet.

In addition to finishing as Canada’s top freshman sire of 2016 by earnings, Signature Red was fourth by juvenile earnings that season among the country’s stallions.

Bred in Kentucky by Gary Tussey, Signature Red is out of the stakes-placed Irish Open mare Irish and Foxy, whose eight winners from 11 starters also include Puerto Rican Group 3-placed Jan Carlos.

Signature Red won six of 27 career starts over four seasons of racing for earnings of $630,232. He won back-to-back editions of the Grade 2 Highlander Stakes in 2010 and 2011, and his five graded placings include three editions of the Grade 3 Kennedy Road Stakes.

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