Juvenile Champion and former Kentucky Derby Future Book favorite STEVIE WONDERBOY has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Brereton and Elizabeth Jones’s Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky.


Racing in the silks of entertainment legend Merv Griffin and campaigned by trainer Doug O’Neill, Stevie Wonderboy took the 2005 Eclipse Award for Champion Two-Year-Old colt following his 2005 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile success at Belmont Park, when defeating fellow Eclipse finalists Henny Hughes and First Samurai.  Stevie Wonderboy’s Breeders’ Cup victory came on the heels of a 5 length triumph in the G2 Del Mar Futurity.  By A.P. Indy’s Grade 1 winning son Stephen Got Even, Stevie Wonderboy is out of the Summer Squall mare Heat Lightning, representing a 3×3 inbreeding to Weekend Surprise, the Champion dam of A.P. Indy and Summer Squall.


Bret Jones of Airdrie said “We couldn’t be more excited to be bringing Stevie Wonderboy into the stallion barn.  He did exactly what a champion is supposed to do, beat the best on both sides of the country.  I really believe the juvenile field he beat, with Henny Hughes and First Samurai was as strong as any in recent memory, and he was really getting away from them at the end.  It’s just a shame we never got to see him in the classics, because as brilliant as he was at two, he was absolutely tailor made for the Triple Crown trail.  We’ve had a wonderful relationship with Mr. Griffin for a long time, and we feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to stand his champion.”


A stud fee for Stevie Wonderboy has not yet been set.