05/24/2013 10:01PM

Coolmore duo of Henrythenavigator, Dylan Thomas to shuttle to Chile


Coolmore stallions Henrythenavigator and Dylan Thomas will shuttle to stand the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season at Haras Don Alberto in Chile.

Both stallions are based at Coolmore Ireland in Co. Tipperary.

Henrythenavigator, who stood his first four seasons at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., was North America's leading freshman sire of 2012. The 8-year-old Kingmambo horse was represented last season by George Vancouver, who won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita Park. He also finished second in the Group 1 Prix Morny in France and third in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes in England. Henrythenavigator is also represented by Group 1 winner Pedro the Great.

Henrythenavigator won six of 11 career starts, earning $2,766,763. He won both the English and Irish 2000 Guineas in 2008 and added Group 1 triumphs in England in the Sussex Stakes and St. James’s Palace Stakes, defeating Raven’s Pass in both. He concluded his career with a runner-up effort behind Raven’s Pass in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita.

Dylan Thomas, winner of the 2006 Irish Derby and Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes, went on to be Europe's 2007 Horse of the Year and champion older horse. In addition to capturing a second edition of the Irish Champion that season, he added Group 1 triumphs in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in England and the Prix de l' Arc de Triomphe and Prix Ganay in France.

The 10-year-old Danehill horse is the sire of 114 winners from his first three crops for total earnings of $4,192,808. He is the sire of Tannery, who won the Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay at Belmont on Saturday, and Group 3 winner Furner's Green; both are also Grade or Group 1-placed. He is also the sire of stakes winners Goldoni, Nymphea, Chutney Flight, and Dylan's Promise.