08/02/2016 3:21PM

Swifty Farms adds Cashel Castle and Wolfcamp to roster


Swifty Farms in Seymour, Ind., will add a pair of relocating stallions to its roster for the 2017 breeding season, Cashel Castle and Wolfcamp.

Cashel Castle, a 17-year-old son of Silver Ghost, comes to Swifty Farms from Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Illinois, and will stand for an advertised fee of $1,000.

“I think he’s a very nice individual,” said Susan Burger, equine operations supervisor at Swifty Farms. “He’s well balanced, has a beautiful hip and shoulder on him, and is a nice stallion to deal with. We’re going to enjoy promoting him, and we’re going to enjoy seeing what those babies look like when they hit the ground in 2018.”

A Grade 3 winner, Cashel Castle is the sire of nine crops of racing age, with 48 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $3.3 million. He has finished among the top four Illinois sires by earnings in five of the past six years, and sits in fourth on the 2016 list.

Cashel Castle’s leading runners include two-time Panamanian champion Amor de Palacio, stakes winners With a Twist, Puntsville, Cashel Rock, and Silver Lode, and stakes-placed Ice Climber.

Cashel Castle won five of 11 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $239,016, highlighted by victories in the Grade 3 Lafayette Stakes and the listed Hoosier Juvenile Stakes. He also finished second in the Grade 3 Derby Trial Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by Barry and Sandra Buchholz, Cashel Castle is out of the winning Unreal Zeal mare Desviacion, whose 12 winners from 13 foals to race also include Canadian champion Riker, Panamanian champion Harlan’s Castle, and stakes-placed Scootchie. He is from the family of Grade 1 winner Lunar Spook.

Burger said Cashel Castle’s outcross to the Storm Cat bloodline would continue to serve him well from a marketing standpoint as he continues to cover mares in the Midwest.

“Indiana seems to have a great many Storm Cat mares running around, and we’re hoping to attract some attention that way,” she said.

Wolfcamp moves from Fruitful Acres Farm in California, and will stand for $2,000. His first foals are yearlings of 2016.

The 8-year-old son of El Prado won seven of 24 starts during his on-track career for $189,148, with a third-place finish in the listed Dave’s Friend Stakes at Laurel Park.

“The owner is very interested in getting him started in the Indiana program because the owner does have some Indiana-bred runners and a couple stallions in California,” Burger said. “He thought this would be a good spot to continue his stallion ventures.”

Bred in Kentucky by Brad Kelley, Wolfcamp is out of the Numerous mare Bauhauser, who was a Grade 3/Group 3 winner in the U.S. and Argentina. All six of her foals to race are winners, also including Ecuadorian stakes-placed Kaleidoscope Sky. Grade 3 winner Cybele is in the extended family.