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Belmont Stakes Winner Union Rags To Stand At Lane's End

Monday, 20th August 2012

Kentucky's Lane's End Farm has won the right to stand this year's Gr1 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags (Dixie Union-Tempo, by Gone West), recently retired due to a minor suspensory injury. According to thoroughbredtimes.com, Union Rags will follow in the hoof prints of his own sire Dixie Union, a resident sire at Lane's End until 2 years ago. Lane's End principal Will Farish enthused: "We are thrilled that Phyllis Wyeth has chosen to stand Union Rags at Lane's End. He has all the makings of a top stallion. He was a brilliant racehorse with outstanding conformation, and he has an exceptional pedigree." In addition to his Belmont Stakes victory, Union Rags (a US$145,000 yearling at the 2010 Fasig-Tipton August Sale & subsequently a US$390,000 2YO at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton February Sale) recorded 5 wins (also including February's Gr2 Fountain Of Youth Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Gulfstream Park, plus 2011's Gr1 Champagne Stakes over 8 furlongs at Belmont Park & Gr2 Saratoga Special Stakes over 6.5 furlongs at Saratoga) & 2 placings (in March's Gr1 Florida Derby over 9 furlongs at Gulfstream Park & 2011's Gr1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile over 8.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs) from 8 starts for US$1,798, 800 earnings. A fee for Union Rags is yet to be announced.

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