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California Gr1 Winner Heatseeker To Stud
US Gr1 winner Heatseeker (Giant's Causeway-Rustback, by Defensive Play) will be retired to stand at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Lexington from the start of the 2009 season. According to thoroughbredtimes.com, the Irish-bred winner of the Gr1 Santa Anita Handicap who was retired from racing on June 30 has had a significant share purchased in him by Hill 'n' Dale. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Heatseeker's career highlights also included a victory in the Gr2 Californian Stakes. Gr1-placed as a 2YO in Ireland, he established 4 track records on synthetic surfaces in a career which yielded 7 wins from 17 starts. Heatseeker will stand his debut season for US$20,000.