Fri, 01/08/2021 - 20:35

LEXINGTON, KY: Lane’s End Farm announced today that leading perennial sire Lemon Drop Kid has been pensioned from stallion duties, and will remain at Lane’s End Farm to enjoy the rest of his retirement.

Lemon Drop Kid is responsible for siring 96 black-type winners and 101 graded stakes horses, including Grade 1 winners Beach Patrol, Romantic Vision, Richard’s Kid and Lemons Forever. Currently he is number 11 on the cumulative list of leading active sires in North America, with total combined progeny earnings of over $96,000,000. Lemon Drop Kid is also quickly establishing himself as a proven source of Grade 1 talent as a broodmare sire with the likes of Forever Unbridled, Finest City, Tamarkuz and Bar of Gold.

“Lemon Drop Kid has been a Lane’s End stalwart for twenty years,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish. “We are very fortunate to be associated with a horse like him. We want to thank the syndicate members and breeders who have supported him for the past two decades. His legacy will live on through his sons and daughters across the globe.”

A son of Champion Kingmambo, Lemon Drop Kid is out of the Seattle Slew mare Charming Lassie, who is a three-quarter sister to Champion A.P. Indy. Lemon Drop Kid is a half-sibling to graded winners Brulay and Statue of Liberty, and hails from the family of G1 winners Gay Mecene, Wolfhound, Summer Squall, Duke of Marmalade (Ire), Ruler of the World (Ire), and Court Vision. He was crowned Champion Older Horse in 2000 and won 5 Grade 1 races including the Belmont S. (G1).