12/31/2010 4:04PM

Song of Navarone retired to stud


Song of Navarone, who won the $600,000 WinStar Derby at Sunland Park in 2007, has been retired and will stand stud at A & A Ranch in Anthony, N.M., according to Fred Alexander, who owns the facility. Song of Navarone will stand for a fee of $2,500.

Song of Navarone’s other major wins included the $200,000 Zia Park Distance Championship in track-record time in 2008. He also swept Sunland’s series for handicap horses in 2009, when he won the Winsham Lad, Curribot, and Sunland Park Handicap. He was 8 for 21 in his career with earnings of $757,858.

“He’s got a lot of local recognition in this area, so he should do well,” Alexander said. Song of Navarone is a 7-year-old by Sultry Song. He raced for George E. Coleman and was trained for much of his career by Henry Dominguez. Song of Navarone will stand as the property of a partnership, Alexander said.

* Daryl “Moose” Johnston, a former fullback on the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and a current television analyst, will be the guest speaker during the Sunland Park Derby gala March 26. The event supports the United Blood Services.