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Lexitonian Retired, Will Stand At Lane’s End

Lane's End farm announced today that the Calumet homebred Lexitonian will stand the 2022 season at their Versailles farm.

An impressive two-year-old debut winner at Belmont, the son of champion Speightstown went on to win the Grade 3 Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., along with the Concern Stakes before hitting the board in the G2 Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland in his 3-year-old season. At 4, he ran second by a nose to Collusion Illusion in the G1 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. In his 5-year-old campaign, he ran second by a head to Flagstaff in the hotly contested G1 Churchill Downs Stakes at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on the Kentucky Derby undercard and scored a huge victory in the G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., defeating 2020 Champion male sprinter Whitmore and G1 winners Mischevious Alex and Firenze Fire.

“He's a horse who fights”, said trainer Jack Sisterson. “He has the talent, the will, and the heart. He's a class act winning and placing second in multiple Grade 1 races. I've had a tremendous amount of confidence in him throughout his career because you can run him over any track, and he always knows what to do.”

“We are thrilled that Calumet is entrusting us with a horse as special as Lexitonian is,” said Bill Farish of Lane's End Farm. “He has been a consistent top-level performer at all stages of his racing career. He has the pedigree, racing ability, and soundness that we think will set him up for success at stud.”

A 5-year-old son of prominent sire Speightstown, Lexitonian is the first foal out of the young Tapit mare Riviera Romper. She is a daughter of G1 Test winner Swap Fliparoo that Calumet acquired at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale for $310,000 while carrying him.

Lexitonian will stand for $10,000 for the 2022 breeding season.

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