Lewis Michael, winner of this past Sunday's Pat O'Brien Handicap, will stand at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky in 2009, the farm announced Tuesday.
A 5-year-old Rahy horse, Lewis Michael won the Pat O'Brien, a Grade 2 race at Del Mar, in track-record time of 1:21.17 for the seven furlongs, beating a field that included 2007 sprint champion Midnight Lute. The race was Lewis Michael's second Grade 2 win in track-record time. In 2007, he won the 1 3/16-mile Washington Park Handicap at Arlington in 1:21.17. He also won the Grand Canyon Handicap on turf in 2005.
Owner and breeder Frank Calabrese and trainer Wayne Catalano are considering either the Breeders' Cup Sprint or the Breeders' Cup Mile for the horse. His fee will be determined when he is retired.
A son of the stakes-winning Broad Brush mare Justenuffheart, Lewis Michael is a full brother to 2006 champion juvenile filly Dreaming of Anna.