Updated on 09/15/2011 12:46PM



SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Kentucky sire Phone Trick and Virginia stallion Thunder Rumble will stand in New York next year.

Phone Trick, sire of 1997 Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, has been sold by his Kentucky-based syndicate and will relocate to Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Davis's Milfer Farm in Unadilla, N.Y. Davis, Dr. E. Paul Robsham of Massachusetts, and Barbara Brewer of New York

ormed a partnership to buy the 19-year-old Phone Trick, a Clever Trick horse. Russ Sherrod, who owned a share in the syndicate at Walmac, will keep his share. Davis said that the stallion would be syndicated, but the partnership would keep controlling interest in the stallion.

Davis said he will probably wait until after the fall yearling sales to set a stud fee for Phone Trick, who stood last year at Walmac for $30,000. He anticipates that the stallion will probably have a book of about 80 mares.

Phone Trick also is the sire of 1993 champion juvenile filly Phone Chatter and graded stakes winners Caller One, Bella Chiarra, Intidab, and Mazel Trick, among others.

Winner of the Grade 1 Travers, Thunder Rumble, who began his stud career in the Empire State before moving to Virginia, will return to James Edwards's The Stallion Park in Millbrook, N.Y. Thunder Rumble stood there from 1995 through 1998, then spent three seasons in Virginia. He remains theproperty of Braeburn Farm Corp., for whom he raced and earned $1,047,552.

Thunder Rumble, a son of Thunder Puddles, arrived at The Stallion Park on Aug.2. In addition to the 1992 Travers, Thunder Rumble, a New York-bred, won the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, Count Fleet, Gate Dancer, and Montauk Stakes.

From three crops to race, Thunder Rumble has sired 70 percent winners, including stakes winners Deputy Shaker and December Thunder. His progeny earnings exceed $1.3 million.

- additional reporting by Karen M. Johnson