10/17/2007 11:00PM

Woods Edge starting stallion division with Latent Heat

EmailWoods Edge Farm in Lexington, Ky., will open a stallion division in 2008 by standing Grade 1 winner Latent Heat.

A 4-year-old Maria’s Mon colt, Latent Heat will start his stud career with a $15,000 fee. He will stand as the property of a syndicate.

Latent Heat is a Juddmonte Farms homebred who won the 2006 Malibu Stakes and the 2007 San Carlos Handicap. He also finished second in the Grade 3 Long Branch Breeders’ Cup Stakes and third in the Grade 2 Santa Catalina Stakes last season. He won half of his 12 lifetime starts and has earned $450,400.

Latent Heat is out of the two-time Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placed Capote mare True Flare. She also is the dam of Grade 2 winner Indian Flare and Grade 3 and Group 3 winner Art Master.

Peter O’Callaghan runs Woods Edge Farm on behalf of his Irish-based family, which also own Yeomanstown Stud and Morristown Lattin Stud in Ireland. The family stands stallions in Ireland, but this is the first horse to stand for them at their American property.Woods Edge Farm in Lexington, Ky., will open a stallion division in 2008 by standing Grade 1 winner Latent Heat.

A 4-year-old Maria's Mon colt, Latent Heat will start his stud career with a $15,000 fee. He will stand as the property of a syndicate.

Latent Heat is a Juddmonte Farms homebred who won the 2006 Malibu Stakes and the 2007 San Carlos Handicap. He also finished second in the Grade 3 Long Branch Breeders' Cup Stakes and third in the Grade 2 Santa Catalina Stakes last season. He won half of his 12 lifetime starts and has earned $450,400.

Latent Heat is out of the two-time Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placed Capote mare True Flare. She also is the dam of Grade 2 winner Indian Flare and Grade 3 and Group 3 winner Art Master.

Peter O'Callaghan runs Woods Edge Farm on behalf of his Irish-based family, which also own Yeomanstown Stud and Morristown Lattin Stud in Ireland. The family stands stallions in Ireland, but this is the first horse to stand for them at their American property.