11/16/2011 4:21PM

Vineyard Haven to stand at Journeyman Stud in Ocala


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Triple Grade 1 winner Vineyard Haven, who hasn't races since finishing seventh in the 2010 Cigar Mile, has been retired and will enter stud at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla.

The Florida-bred son of Lido Palace had been training in New York this summer, though trainer Rick Mettee said then there were no long-range racing plans for the 5-year-old. A partnership including the late trainer Bobby Frankel and L.A. Dodgers manager Joe Torre won the 2008 Champagne and Hopeful Stakes with Vineyard Haven before selling him to Godolphin Racing. He went on to win the 2009 De Francis Memorial Dash among his five career wins from 12 starts. He also placed in four other graded stakes, most notably finishing second in the King’s Bishop and third in the Cigar Mile in 2009 and third in last year’s Forego Stakes.

Vineyard Haven earned $772,750.

He is out of the Aloha Prospector winner Princess Aloha, also the dam of stakes winner On the Vineyard. 

Journeyman Stud will announce fees for Vineyard Haven and the rest of its stallion rosters later.