08/15/2016 3:25PM

American Lion to stand in Oklahoma in 2017

Barbara D. Livingston
American Lion will stand at River Oaks Farm in Sulphur, Okla, next year for an introductory fee of $1,000.

American Lion has been relocated from Kentucky to Oklahoma, according to an announcement from River Oaks Farm in Sulphur, Okla. He will stand at River Oaks in 2017, for an introductory fee of $1,000.

American Lion is a 9-year-old son of Tiznow. He won the Illinois Derby in 2010 and proceeded to run 11th in the Kentucky Derby. American Lion also won the Grade 3 Hollywood Prevue at 2.

“We are excited to be standing him in Oklahoma,” Francisco Bravo, who co-owns River Oaks Farm, said in a press release. “As a multiple graded stakes winner and a strong contender on the Kentucky Derby trail, he’s the most accomplished son of Tiznow to stand in this region.”

American Lion’s first foals are 3-year-olds of 2016. He will stand as property of a partnership.

American Lion’s leading earner is Extinct Charm, according to the release. Extinct Charm is a three-time winner who has banked $248,734 to date, among his victories is last year’s $100,000 Damon Runyon at Aqueduct.

American Lion previously stood at Darby Dan Farm. He is out of the mare Storm Tide, a winning daughter of Storm Cat.

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