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Adena Florida Sires To Kentucky & Canada
Frank Stronach announced plans to close his Adena Springs South stallion operation in Florida & relocate some sires to either Adena Springs in Kentucky or Gardiner Farms in Canada, reported bloodhorse.com. Stronach explained: "The decision was not an easy one, but our goal is to remain North America's leading breeder. We feel we will be able to best accomplish that by strengthening our position in Kentucky & adding to our emerging roster in Canada. Our facilities & personnel in Williston (in Ontario) are 2nd to none & we will raise all the Adena Springs weanlings & yearlings there, as we have done for the past several years. We will also continue to open our facility to boarders for breaking & training so that our customers can enjoy the Adena advantage that comes from our 1st class facilities & people. Adena Springs South is & will remain, a key part of our overall program." The stallions moving from Florida to Gardiner (joining other Adena stallions Sligo Bay & Silent Name) are: 1996 Gr1 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Alphabet Soup (Cozzene-Illiterate, by Arts and Letters); multiple Gr1-winner Milwaukee Brew (Wild Again-Ask Anita, by Wolf Power); & graded-winner Olmodavor (A.P.Indy-Corrazona, by El Gran Senor). New stallion Giant Gizmo (Giant's Causeway-Golden Antigua, by Hansel) also will stand in Canada. The Adena Springs South stallions moving to Kentucky are: 2000 Gr1 Preakness Stakes winner Red Bullet (Unbridled-Cargo, by Caro); Gr1-winner Showing Up (Strategic Mission-Miss Alethia, by T. Commercial); & 2004 Gr1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Wilko (Awesome Again-Native Roots, by Indian Ridge). New sire Singing Saint (El Prado-Relaxing Rhythm, by Easy Goer) will stand in Kentucky. Adena Springs South also stood Aristocrat (Awesome Again-Baby Zip, by Relaunch) & Greatness (Mr Prospector-Harbour Club, by Danzig) in 2009 & "it has not yet been determined where either stallion will stand".