World champion Always B Miki p, 1:47f ($2,227,368), who holds the distinction of winning three races in 1:47 in a single season—no other horse has more than one 1:47 or faster mile--will be retired to stud duty at Diamond Creek Farm in Pennsylvania at the end of his 2016 racing campaign. He is scheduled to compete in the Allerage on Sunday at The Red Mile and then complete his career at the Meadowlands in the Breeders Crown and TVG Free-For-All.
The horse’s ownership group, Bluewood Stable, Roll The Dice Stable and Christina Takter, issued the following statement in announcing the news: “Diamond Creek Farm has purchased a significant interest in Always B Miki. The entire partnership is elated. This is a natural progression for a great horse, to stand at a great facility where he will receive excellent support.”
Diamond Creek Farm’s Adam Bowden said he had been working on a deal to stand the stallion at stud for quite some time.
“I’m really excited. I’ve been working on this all summer and hoping and praying it would happen,” said Bowden. “It’s just great to add him to our stallion roster.”