11/11/2011 3:02PM

Spendthrift buys Victor's Cry, Wilburn as stallion prospects

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Indiana Derby winner Wilburn will stand in 2012 at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky.

Victor’s Cry, winner of last year’s Shoemaker Mile, and 2011 Indiana Derby winner Wilburn have retired from racing and will enter stud next year. B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., has bought both. Hughes will stand Wilburn at his farm but will stand Victor’s Cry at Michael Byrne’s Park Stud in Canada.

Their fees will be announced later.

Spendthrift announced earlier that it would stand Breeders’ Cup Mile longshot winner Court Vision at Park Stud, too. For now, all three stallions, as well as 2011 Whitney winner Tizway and all the other Spendthrift stallions, are available for inspection at the farm in Lexington during the Keeneland November sale. The farm will show the stallions daily between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Thursday, the sale’s last day.

Victor’s Cry, by Street Cry, also won the Citation Handicap last year and placed in four graded stakes, including the Grade 1 Eddie Read Stakes last year. He finished third in his attempt this season to repeat in the Shoemaker Mile. He leaves the track with $792,021 in earnings.

Victor’s Cry is out of the graded stakes-placed Clever Trick mare Short Time and is a half-brother to Grade 3-placed Clever Strike.

Wilburn topped Keeneland’s 2010 April juvenile sale at $625,000. He went on to win the Indiana Derby and the Smarty Jones Stakes, en route to a total 5 wins from 9 starts. He earned $586,515. Wilburn is a Bernardini son of Grade 3 winner Moonlight Sonata, by Carson City, making him a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Beethoven.