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Stands for private fee, at KRA Jeju Stud Farm


Between Sunday, March 15, and Saturday, March 21, Menifee was represented by two graded stakes winners -- Game Face in the Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes at Gulfstream Park March 15, and Just Jenda in the Grade 3 Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn Park, also on March 15. Through six crops (youngest age 3), Menifee has been represented by at least 24 stakes winners. The stallion, who began his stallion career and stood at Arthur Hancock's Stone Farm in Kentucky through 2006, was exported to Korea at the end of 2006, and his last US crop, foals of 2007, will be 2 in 2009.

The photo of Menifee above is from Korea, where he stands at the Korean Racing Authority's Jeju Stud Farm for a private fee. The son of Harlan (by Storm Cat) and Anne Campbell, by Never Bend, covered 72 mares in Korea in 2007 and 93 mares in 2008.

A half-brother to Desert Wine, a high-class racehorse from the 1980s, Menifee was a multiple Grade 1 winner who earned $1,732,000 from 5 wins and 5 placings from 11 starts. The horse won the $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational Handicap and the $750,000, Grade 1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, and ran second in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, among other big races.

His half-brother Desert Wine also was a multiple Grade 1 winner who earned $1,618,043, and Desert Wine also was second in the Derby and Preakness.

Aside from the two graded stakes winners listed above, Menifee's best runners and graded stakes winners are Grade 2 winner Letgomyecho, Grade 3 winner Taittinger Rose, Grade 3 winner Wow Me Free, and Grade 3 winner Burnish -- all fillies, like Just Jenda and Game Face. In addition, most of the stallion's stakes winners also are fillies, a pronounced sex bias not frequently seen to this degree in a stallion's progeny.

--Sid Fernando

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