Grade 2 Winner Neko Bay to Stand at Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana

Grade 2 winner Neko Bay will stand the 2014 season at Michele Rodriguez’s and Lee Daniel Thomas’ Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock. His fee has been set at $3,000, due September 1.

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Neko Bay formerly stood in Kentucky at the Wintergreen Stallion Station and shuttles to Haras Puerta De Hierro in Chile. His first Northern Hemisphere-bred crop are 2-year-olds this year.

Trained by John Shirreffs, Neko Bay won five races in the colors of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S. Moss led by the 2010 San Pasqual Handicap (G2) at Santa Anita Park. He was also beaten only a neck when second to Misremembered in the 2010 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) at Santa Anita and ran placed in the Tokyo City Handicap (G3) and Native Diver Handicap (G3).

By leading sire of sires Giant’s Causeway, Neko Bay is out of Grade 2 winner Brulay, a Rubiano half-sister to champion and successful sire Lemon Drop Kid. As a descendant of Weekend Surprise, he is also related to champion sire A P Indy.

“By one of the best sire of sires around today in Giant’s Causeway,” said Chad Schumer, “and from perhaps the leading stallion producing family in the US at the moment, Neko Bay is a fantastic prospect and is now available to Louisiana breeders for the first time.”

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