10/20/2011 5:52PM

Vinery getting D' Funnybone to stand at New York farm

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Barbara D. Livingston
D' Funnybone will stand for a fee of $3,500.

D' Funnybone, a son of D'wildcat and the winner of five Grade 2 stakes, all as a 2-year-old and 3-year-old, will stand in 2012 at Vinery's New York stallion operation, the farm announced on Thursday.

Winner of two Grade 2 stakes as a 2-year old and the 2010 Swale and Hutcheson Stakes, D' Funnybone was considered one of the fastest horses in his crop early in his 3-year-old campaign. He bypassed the Triple Crown, however, because his owner, Paul Pompa, and his trainer, Rick Dutrow, did not consider the colt to be a classic-type horse.

Later in his 3-year-old year, D' Funnybone won the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes. He has raced four times this year, with one second, two fourths, and an eighth-place finish in his last race, the James Marvin Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 22.

Out of the Woodman mare Elbow, D' Funnybone will stand for $3,500 live foal, Vinery said. New York's Thoroughbred breeding program is going to begin receiving millions of dollars in annual subsidies when a casino at Aqueduct in Queens opens later this month.