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Kingston Park-Independent Stallion Joint Venture
Meanwhile Victoria's Kingston Park Studs & Independent Stallions announced "a joint venture partnership that will merge both enterprises' stallion resources effective this spring," reported thoroughbredinternet.com. The stallions King Of Roses (Fairy King-Stellar Spirit, by Risen Star) & Ice Point (Roy-Ice The Champagne, by El Gran Senor) from Kingston Park "will join the Independent Stallions roster which has Arazi (Blushing Groom-Danseur Fabuleux, by Northern Dancer), Beckett (Fairy King-Groom Order, by Groom Dancer), Brief Truce (Irish River-Falafel, by Northern Dancer) & Denon (Pleasant Colony-Aviance, by Northfields) as well as US Gr1 Breeders' Cup Mile-winning new-comer Artie Schiller (El Prado-Hidden Light, by Majestic Light). The roster "will be marketed under Mike Becker's Independent Stallions banner in conjunction with Kingston Park, with all 7 stallions standing at Independent Stallions at Nagambie". Ice Point has yearlings as his oldest progeny.