07/14/2005 11:00PM

Two young stallions relocate to Kentucky


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Young sires Intidab and Songandaprayer have punched their tickets to Kentucky's stallion ranks.

Intidab, a 12-year-old son of Phone Trick and the Mr. Prospector mare Alqwani, will relocate from Gallagher's Stud in New York to Shadwell Farm's Nashwan Stud division in Lexington starting in 2006. He stood in New York this year for $3,500. From two crops to race consisting of just 13 racing-age horses, Intidab has sired multiple graded winner Greater Good and English stakes-placed Sentiero Rosso. His fee will be announced later.

Songandaprayer, who stood this season at Hartley/DeRenzo Walmac South in Florida for $10,000, will head to Walmac's headquarters in Lexington. The 7-year-old Unbridled's Song horse has had four winners from his first crop. Those include He's Got Grit, a gelding out of Hollow Miss (by With Approval) who set a track record at Churchill Downs this year when going 4 1/2 furlongs in 50.73 seconds.

Songandaprayer is out of the Premiership mare Alizea. His 2006 fee hasn't been announced.

Stop the Music dead at 35

Gainesway stallion Stop the Music, a Grade 2 winner who went on to sire champion Temperence Hill, was euthanized on July 8 due to the infirmities of old age. The Hail to Reason horse was 35.

Born into a crop that also included the great champions Secretariat and Forego, Stop the Music did not reach their pinnacle of achievement but proved a gallant top-level campaigner. He scored in the Grade 2 Dwyer in 1973 and in the 1972 Champagne and Saratoga Special, and finished second in the six other graded stakes. All told, he won or placed in 16 stakes and set a pair of track records at Belmont.

At stud, Stop the Music is best known as the sire of Temperence Hill, who was voted the 1980 champion 3-year-old on the strength of a campaign that included victories in the Belmont, Travers, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Arkansas Derby, Super Derby, and Rebel Handicap. Stop the Music also sired French and Italian champion Squill, and Grade 1 winners Music Merci, Dontstop Themusic, and Missy's Mirage. He sired 44 stakes winners.

Stop the Music ranks 24th among North American broodmare sires, thanks largely to Giacomo's 2005 Kentucky Derby win.