07/17/2013 11:20AM

Violence to stand in 2014 for $15,000

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Barbara D. Livingston
Grade 1 winner Violence had his stud fee set at $15,000 by Hill 'n' Dale Farms for his initial breeding season in 2014.

Grade 1 winner Violence will stand his inaugural season at stud at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky., next year for an advertised fee of $15,000 payable when the foal stands and nurses.

The 3-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, one of the early favorites on this year’s Kentucky Derby trail, joined the stallion roster at Hill ‘n’ Dale in March, after suffering a fractured right front medial sesamoid coming out of a runner-up finish in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth.

Prior to that race, Violence had gone undefeated in three starts during his juvenile campaign, defeating eventual Derby winner Orb when breaking his maiden at Saratoga and then winning the Grade 2 Nashua and the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity. He retired with earnings of $623,000.

Bred in Kentucky by Dell Ridge Farm, Violence is out of the winning Gone West mare Violent Beauty, who is the dam of two winners from as many foals to race. His third dam is champion older female Sky Beauty, who produced Group 3 winner Hurricane Cat, and his notable family members also include English Horse of the Year Dayjur and Grade 1 winners Maplejinsky, Tale of Ekati, Pleasant Home, Point of Entry, and Pine Island.

Violence’s stallion career will represent a return to the Hill ‘n’ Dale operation, which consigned him in the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale. There, he sold to Black Rock Stable, who campaigned him during his racing career, for $600,000.

“Violence is a great horse to look at, and possesses all the traits of an outstanding sire prospect—precocity with classic ability, physicality, and a huge pedigree,” said Hill ‘n’ Dale president John G. Sikura. “He was absolutely a top-class horse, and at $15,000 stands and nurses, I am confident we are affording breeders a strong opportunity to be successful, both in the sales ring and on the racetrack."