03/07/2013 12:54AM

Simmard to stand at Mill Creek in New York


Grade 2 winner Simmard, who was retired last August, will begin his stallion career at Anne Morgan and Tim Little’s Mill Creek Farm near Stillwater, N.Y. The 8-year-old Dixieland Band horse is standing for an introductory fee of $2,800 when the foal stands and nurses.

Conditioned by dual Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield for the duration of his career, Simmard retired with a record of seven wins, five seconds, and four thirds from 32 starts with earnings of $635,953. Both of his graded stakes wins came in 2012, in the Grade 2 Mac Diarmida Stakes and the Grade 3 Louisville Handicap. He placed in six other graded stakes races, including a neck loss to Wigmore Hall in the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes in 2011.

Bred in Kentucky by Haras Santa Maria de Araras, Simmard is out of the stakes-winning Spectacular Bid mare Dibs. He is a half-brother to Le Carre, a multiple stakes winner in France, and to stakes-placed Malmaison and Kelly Bag, the latter also a stakes producer. Dibs is a full sister to Grade 3 winner Double Feint and a half-sister to three other graded stakes winners, including Narrate, the dam of Grade 1 winner Preach and the granddam of influential sire Pulpit.

Other notable family members include champion and sire Johannesburg, Grade 2 winner and successful sire Tale of the Cat, and Grade 2 winner and young sire Teuflesberg