11/29/2001 12:00AM

Wekiva Springs back to Florida


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Grade 1 winner Wekiva Springs, who stood at Kentucky's Pin Oak Stud for $10,000 this year, will return to his native Florida in 2002. He will stand for $7,500.

Don Dizney, who bred Wekiva Springs, will stand the horse, a 10-year-old by Runaway Groom, at his Double Diamond Farm near Ocala. Wekiva Springs is the sire of two stakes winners from two crops to race.

In other stallion news, Murmur Farm in Darlington, Md., will add two stallions to its roster for 2002. The farm will stand newly retired Grade 3 winner Disco Rico on behalf of his owners, Joseph and Alfred Dirico, and it also has privately purchased the young sire Our Emblem from Claiborne Farm. Both horses will stand for $4,000, and Murmur owners Mr. and Mrs. E. Allen Murray Jr., expect to breed each to 60 to 80 mares

Disco Rico won seven stakes in his career, including the 2001 Maryland Breeders' Cup Handicap and the 2000 Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes, both Grade 3.

The 10-year-old Our Emblem stood for $7,500 at Claiborne this year. He is by Mr. Prospector out of champion mare Personal Ensign, making him a full brother to Grade 1 winner Miner's Mark and a half-brother to millionaire and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner My Flag. Our Emblem, who already is at Murmur, has sired 21 winners to date for progeny earnings of $758,080. The Murrays will syndicate Our Emblem.

In another transition at the farm, the Murrays will not stand Private Key in 2002. The Private Account horse will sell at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's upcoming December mixed sale at Timonium on Dec. 2-3.