Alternation Relocates To Darby Dan Farm For 2022 Breeding Season

Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Alternation, a half-brother to Grade 1 winner and Darby Dan Farm stallion Higher Power and the sire of multiple G1 winner Serengeti Empress, is being relocated from Pin Oak Stud to Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., by Steve Belford’s Maccabee Farm for the upcoming breeding season, the farm announced today. Alternation is being resyndicated and he will stand for a fee of $7,500 S&N.

The 2008 son of Distorted Humor is produced from the multiple stakes-winning and stakes-producing Seattle Slew mare Alternate, a three-time stakes winner who banked $550,695 and is a half-sister to Peaks and Valleys, a multiple G1 winner, millionaire, and a Horse of the Year in Canada.

“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 (G1) 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 a stellar racing career. He captured five stakes races in Pin Oak’s famed colors, including the G2 Peter Pan Stakes at 3 and the G2 Oaklawn Handicap, G3 Pimlico Special, and G3 Razorback Handicap the following year at 4.

As a stallion, Alternation is represented by multiple G1 winner Serengeti Empress, winner of the 2019 G1 Kentucky Oaks and the 2020 G1 Ballerina Stakes en route to earnings of $2,175,653. Alternation is represented in 2021 by Ballroom Blitz, victorious in the Best of Ohio Distaff Stakes on Oct. 30, Ellanation, winner of the Jameela Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., and La Bolena, a Group 3 winner in Panama. He is also the sire of G3 Super Derby winner Limation and multiple stakes winner Alternative Slew.

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, or visit

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