Alternation Relocating From Pin Oak to Darby Dan


Alternation Asuncion Pineyrua

Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Alternation (Distorted Humor–Alternate, by Seattle Slew), a half-brother to Grade I winner and Darby Dan Farm stallion Higher Power (Medaglia d'Oro) and the sire of multiple Grade I winner Serengeti Empress, is being relocated from Pin Oak Stud to Darby Dan Farm by Steve Belford's Maccabee Farm for the upcoming breeding season, the farm announced today. Alternation is being re-syndicated and will stand for a fee of $7,500 S&N.

“We're excited to bring a horse of Alternation's caliber to Darby Dan,” said Ryan Norton, stallion director at Darby Dan Farm. “He was a top-class horse on the racetrack, he is from an active and accomplished Pin Oak family, and he is already making his presence felt as a stallion, siring the likes of Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress. He is a great-looking horse and possesses all the qualities to be a top sire.”

Alternation was a multiple graded stakes winner of $1,064,727 in his racing career. He captured five stakes races in Pin Oak's famed colors, including the GII Peter Pan S. at three and the GII Oaklawn H. GIII Pimlico Special and GIII Razorback H. the following year at four.

For more information about Alternation, to inquire about shares, or to arrange an inspection, contact Ryan Norton at (859) 254-0424, or by email at [email protected], or visit

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