The Factor will relocate to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association Farm in Japan for the 2018 breeding season on a one-year lease. The Lane's End stallion, owned by George Bolton, Stonestreet and Fog City Stables, is a leading second-crop sire in North America, with $3,690,740 in cumulative earnings. He has sired seven black-type winners and 11 black-type horses, including GI Chandelier S. winner Noted and Quoted.
“The JBBA expressed an interest in standing The Factor on a one-year lease in 2018,” Bolton said. “We are excited to offer The Factor's impressive bloodlines to Japan and we look forward to his return to Lane's End in 2019.” The Factor stood the 2017 season for a fee of $25,000.