State City, winner of the $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1), has been relocated to stand the 2013 season at Caines Stallion Station near Wynnewood, Oklahoma. An earner of $1,375,993 with six wins in 17 starts, State City took champion sprinter honors in Dubai and also set a track record at Nad al Sheba racecourse. In limited action in the United States, the sprinter finished third in the True North Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park.
Bred in Kentucky by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum’s Darley Stud Management, State City is by Carson City out of the stakes-winning Nureyev mare Wajna, who is a half sister to Grade 1 winner Navarone and Grade 2 winner Moon Spirit.
State City formerly stood in Kentucky and shuttled to Australia, where he sired Group 2 winner What Now and Group 3-placed stakes winner Reimbursement. He is also the sire of Strong Response, who finished second in this year’s $75,000 Van Berg Stakes at Fair Grounds. His progeny have earned nearly $4 million.
State City will stand for a $1,000 stud fee, and Caines Stallion Station is offering a special incentive to introduce him to area breeders with one complimentary 2013 season with each paid season. For more information, go to www.cainesstallionstation.com.