Songandaprayer Relocates to Louisiana for Stud Duty
His fee is $6,000 when the foal stands and nurses, or $5,000 payable on Nov. 15 of the year bred.
Songandaprayer, a 15-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song, will stand for a syndicate managed by Forman. The deal was brokered by Schumer Bloodstock and Bradley Thoroughbreds. He previously stood at Walmac Farm in Lexington, Ky., for $6,500.
Songandaprayer finished 2012 ranked 23rd on the general sire list with $6,180,024 in progeny earnings, which would have led Louisiana’s general sire list by more than $2.5 million. His top earner in 2012 was Reveron, who won the Gulfstream Park Derby and finished second in the Grade 1 Florida Derby.
Overall, Songandaprayer has sired 465 winners and 30 stakes winners from 780 foals age three and up, with progeny earnings of more than $32.3 million.
Out of the winning Premiership mare Alizea, Songandaprayer is a half-brother to stakes winners Lifeisawhirl and Island Emperor. A $1 million purchase at the 2000 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of selected 2-year-olds in training by co-owner and former professional basketball player Bobby Hurley, Songandaprayer won three of eight starts and earned $380,480, highlighted by his win in the 2001 Grade 1 Fountain of Youth Stakes.