03/04/2017 10:43AM

Berlino Di Tiger, Lion Tamer to stand in Jamaica

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Lion Tamer earned more than $1 million on the track.

Brazilian champion Berlino Di Tiger and Grade 1 winner Lion Tamer have been exported to Jamaica to stand the 2017 breeding season.

Berlino Di Tiger, a 9-year-old son of Tiger Heart, enters stud at HAM Stables in Portmore for an advertised fee of about $622 (80,000 Jamaican dollars).

The Brazilian-bred started racing in his home country, where he was named champion sprinter in 2012 after winning the Group 1 Grande Prêmio Associação Brasileira de Criadores e Proprietários do Cavalo de Corrida and the Group 3 Grande Premio Presidente Julio Mesquita.

He was relocated to the U.S. in 2013 and won that year’s Grade 3 Twin Spires Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs. His later campaigns also featured a start in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint in the United Arab Emirates.

Berlino Di Tiger retired with eight wins in 24 starts for earnings of $223,536.

The stallion is the first foal out of the winning Torrential mare Rainha Da Bateria, who is the dam of four winners from six runners. He is from the extended family of French Group 3 winner Nec Plus Ultra.

Lion Tamer moves to Orange Valley Estates in Falmouth after standing 10 seasons in the U.S. The 17-year-old son of Will’s Way previously stood at Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, La., where he was advertised last year for $2,500.

Lion Tamer is the sire of eight crops of racing age, with 72 winners and progeny earnings in excess of $4.5 million. His most successful runners are Louisiana stakes winners Heavy On Themister and Southern Dude as well as stakes-placed runners Win Lion Win, Lion Warrior, He’s a Lady Tamer, and Pitcher.

Lion Tamer won eight of 20 starts for earnings of $1,000,727, highlighted by a victory in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile and Grade 2 wins in the Commonwealth Breeders’ Cup Stakes, Richter Scale Breeders’ Cup Sprint Championship Handicap, and Hutcheson Stakes. He also finished third in the 2005 Breeders’ Cup Sprint.

Bred in Kentucky by Paul Smith, Lion Tamer is the first foal out of the stakes-placed Olympio mare Tippecanoe Creek, who has had six winners from eight foals to race. He is from the extended family of Grade 3 winner Vesta.

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