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US Sire Service Stripe Moves To Belair Farm
US multiple stakes-winning stallion Service Stripe (sire of 14 stakes-winners) has relocated from Pin Oak Lane Farm in Pennsylvania to stand the 2009 breeding season at Belair Farm in Michigan, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Ro Parra of Kentucky's Millennium Farms "will retain majority ownership" in Kentucky-bred Service Stripe (Deputy Minister-Wedding Picture, by Blushing Groom) who is a half-brother to Gr3-winning sire Winged Victory, Gr3-placed stakes-winning sire Where's The Ring & stakes-winner Puzzled Look. Service Stripe is the sire of 137 winners (14 stakes-winners) from 202 starters among 320 foals in 9 crops of racing age who've earned US$10,074,276. His starts include Cashier's Dream (winner of the 2001 Gr1 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga), Secret Romeo (a Michigan-based sire who notched with 17 stakes-wins & earnings of US$865,790) & 9-times stakes-winner Born To Dance (who earned US$577,519). Parra commented: "With the rebirth of racing in the Detroit area at Pinnacle Race Course, we decided to move Service Stripe to Michigan, where he was a stakes-winner himself & a sire of many stakes-winners, including promising young stallion Secret Romeo. We are optimistic Pinnacle will spur a rebirth in the breeding program there. Service Stripe is a perfect fit & we are pleased to offer him to Michigan breeders next year & beyond." On the track, Service Stripe recorded 10 wins (including the 1994 Best Of The West Handicap at Remington Park & 1996 Pontiac Handicap at Detroit Racecourse) from 22 starts.