Multiple grade 1-placed, multiple graded stakes winner and track record-setter Fed Biz has been sold to Highfield Stock Farm near Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the farm announced Jan. 11.
"Fed Biz was an incredibly talented racehorse and with his outstanding pedigree and stunning looks we are thrilled to welcome him to Alberta," said Adrian Munro, president of Highfield. "This is the right time for a stallion of his caliber to be introduced to the Western Canadian market. We think Alberta is poised for growth, and the team at Highfield looks forward to Fed Biz joining Cape Canaveral at the farm."
The 12-year-old son of Giant's Causeway, bred by Colts Neck Stables, was bought for $950,000 as a yearling by Kaleem Shah. He went on to win three graded stakes, setting two track records along the way in the 2013 Pat O'Brien Stakes (G2) and 2014 San Diego Handicap (G2), both at Del Mar on its former synthetic main track surface. He won the seven-furlong Pat O'Brien in 1:21.12 and the 8 1/2-furlong San Diego Handicap in 1:41. Fed Biz placed in five other graded stakes, which included the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) and Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes (G1). He raced from 2 to 5, compiled a 6-3-3 record from 19 starts, and earned $770,496
While standing previously at WinStar Farm in Kentucky, Feb Biz was the co-leading North American second-crop sire of 2019 by number of black-type winners with five alongside Cairo Prince and Souper Speedy and was the leading second-crop sire by number of black-type performers (13). He's sired nine black-type winners so far, led by graded stakes winner Inthemidstofbiz, who won last year's Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (G2) at Keeneland by three lengths.
"We wish Fed Biz and Highfield Stock Farm the best of success in Western Canada. He has gotten runners on all surfaces and distances and he is so well-bred. I see him being a top stallion in that region for years to come," said Elliott Walden, president, CEO, and racing manager for WinStar.
Munro said Fed Biz had speed, versatility, and the pedigree to become a leading sire in Alberta. He is out of the Wild Again stakes winner Spunoutacontrol, making him a half brother to A.P. Indy stakes winner and stakes producer Spun Silk, who is the dam of Vosburgh Stakes (G1) winner Joking. Spunoutacontrol (out of Yarn, a full sister to Pulpit's dam Preach) is half sister to prominent sire Tale of the Cat (Storm Cat), multiple group 1 winner and sire Minardi (Boundary), and to Myth (Ogygian), the dam of prominent international sire Johannesburg.
Fed Biz will stand the 2021 season for CA$4,000. He will be available for viewing in the upcoming weeks at Highfield Stock Farm.
Highfield Stock Farm is one of the leading Thoroughbred breeders and leading sale consignors in Alberta. The farm also operates a racing stable with partners across North America and a select few in Europe. Besides Cape Canaveral, Highfield also stands War Correspondent .