Elite Squadron’s owner announced on October 15 that the stallion is moving to Swifty Farms in Seymour, Indiana. The graded stakes-winning Elite Squadron has been standing at stud at Wintergreen Stallion Station in Midway, Kentucky. Owner Tom Walters said the stud fee for the 2014 breeding season for Elite Squadron is set at $2,500.
He was bred in Kentucky by Matt Herbener, and is by Officer out of Sweet Mama, by High Brite. So far Elite Squadron is the sire of two racing age horses and, to date, 40 percent of his starters have made it to the winner’s circle.
Elite Squadron was trained by James Baker finishing his racing career with a record of 5-2-2 out of 14 racing starts, winning on either dirt or synthetic surfaces. He retired with a total of over $500,000 in earnings.
Among his wins were the 2008 Grade II Churchill Downs Stakes and the 2007 Tom Ridge Labor Day Stakes run at Presque Isle Downs.
We're excited that Indiana breeders will have the opportunity to breed to not only an incredibly attractive horse, but one that displayed world-class speed winning the Churchill Downs Stakes. I feel certain Indiana breeders will find Elite Squadron as eye-catching in the paddock as he was on the racetrack.
Obviously pleased and proud of Elite Squadron, Walters feels that Elite Squadron will be a great addition to the breeding stallions in Indiana.
Christina Lawton is the general manager of Swifty Farms. She agrees that Elite Squadron’s speed and good looks will make him popular with breeders in Indiana and nearby states.
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