12/11/2007 12:00AM

Utopia, global winner, to stand in New York

EmailMcMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds has purchased the international graded stakes winner Utopia from Godolphin, the global racing operation of Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum. A 7-year-old son of Forty Niner, Utopia has been retired and will be syndicated into 50 shares. He will stand in New York for a stud fee of $7,500 live foal, payable Nov. 1.

Bred in Japan, Utopia is the most successful Japanese-raced son of American champion Forty Niner and is out of the Northern Taste mare Dream Vision. After numerous successes in Japan, including three Group 1 victories, Utopia won major stakes in Dubai in 2006 and in the United States this year.

After Utopia's victory in the Group 2 Godolphin Mile in 2006, Godolphin purchased the horse from Makoto Kaneko, who had raced Utopia from 2 to 6. Utopia then transferred his form to the States, winning the Westchester Handicap at Belmont this year.