11/30/2012 4:48PM

Teuflesberg to stand for $5,000 at McMahon in 2013


McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds released its 2013 stallion roster and fees Friday, headlined by Teuflesberg, sire of Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Trinniberg in his first crop.

Teuflesberg, who moved to the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., farm from Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla., will stand the 2013 season for $5,000. He stood for $3,500 in 2012.

Teuflesberg is one of four second-crop sires of 2012 represented by a Grade 1-winning 3-year-old, along with Hard Spun, Scat Daddy, and Awesome Gambler. Along with the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, millionaire Trinniberg won the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes, Grade 3 Bay Shore Stakes, and Grade 3 Swale Stakes in 2012.

Teuflesberg, an 8-year-old son of Johannesburg, won 5 of 21 career starts for earnings of $621,981. He won three stakes races, highlighted by a victory in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes in 2007.

Also new to McMahon in 2013 is Mr. Sekiguchi, who will stand for $2,500 in 2013. The 9-year-old Storm Cat horse moved to New York from Park Stud in Ontario, where he stood the 2012 season for $2,500 (Canadian). He was Canada’s leading freshman sire in 2011.

Mr. Sekiguchi, an $8 million purchase at the 2004 Keeneland September yearling sale, is out of the Grade 3-winning Seeking the Gold mare Welcome Surprise, a half-sister to leading sire A.P. Indy.

Utopia will stand for $5,000 in 2013, double his 2012 fee. From two crops of racing age, the 12-year-old Forty Niner horse is represented by 27 winners, including three stakes winners of 2012. The 2-year-old filly Matchmadeinheaven is a three-time stakes winner in her juvenile season, while 3-year-olds I’ll Stake U and My Jopia each won divisions of the New York Stallion Series.

Multiple graded/group stakes winner Utopia retired with earnings of more than $4.9 million. He is out of the Northern Taste mare Dream Vision.

Touch Gold, winner of the 1997 Belmont Stakes, will stand for $7,500 in 2013, down from $10,000 in 2012.

McMahon’s other stallions all will stand for unchanged fees in 2013. The roster includes 1996 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Alphabet Soup at $6,000; Catienus at $5,000; Here Comes Ben at $7,500; and Justenuffhumor at $5,000.

All fees are payable when the foal stands and nurses.