11/04/2013 12:53PM

Texas sire Special Rate relocates to Stoneview


Special Rate, who ranks among the leading stallions in Texas, has moved within the state and will stand the 2014 season at Stoneview Farm in Hempstead. He will stand for an advertised fee of $3,000.

Special Rate had previously stood at Key Ranch in Salado.

Through Nov. 3, Special Rate ranked as the 10th leading sire in Texas in 2013, with 14 winners from 38 runners.

The 13-year-old son of Pulpit is out of Nureyev mare Viviana, making him a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winners Sightseek and Tates Creek. Special Rate’s biggest win came in the $72,000 Bien Bien at Hollywood Park in 2003. He is owned by a syndicate that announced the stallion’s move through the Texas Thoroughbred Association.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to stand Special Rate,” Sue Dowling of Stoneview Farm said in a release. “He has all the necessary tools to take his stud career to the next level. We will be strongly supporting Special Rate, as will many of our clients.”

Special Rate’s chief earner is Patty’s Pride, a two-time stakes winner who has earned $252,113.