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Southern Image Shuttles To Widden
Kentucky-based Taylor Made/WinStar's 6YO 1st season US sire Southern Image (Halo's Image-Pleasant Dixie, by Dixieland Band) will stand the Southern Hemisphere season at Widden Stud in the NSW Hunter Valley at $16,500. He stands at Taylor Made Farms in Kentucky (at US$15,000) under a joint-venture arrangement with WinStar. Southern Image won 6 of 8 starts (including the Gr1 Malibu Stakes, Gr1 Santa Anita Handicap & Gr1 Pimlico Special Handicap) plus runner-up (beaten a nose) in the Gr1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs in his final race in June 2004 & retired with US$1,843,750 earnings. Southern Image will join new-comer Stratum (Redoute's Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) on Widden's 2006 roster, alongside Anabaa, Belong To Me, General Nediym, Honours List, Intergaze, King Cugat & Nediym.