04/11/2013 3:14PM

Coolmore stallion and Irish Guineas winner Power to shuttle to New Zealand


First-year Coolmore stallion and 2012 Irish Two Thousand Guineas winner Power will shuttle to Cambridge Stud in Cambridge, New Zealand for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

The son of Oasis Dream currently stands at Coolmore’s operation in Co. Tipperary, Ireland, for about $16,400 (12,500 euros). His Southern Hemisphere fee will be announced next week.

Power won his first three races as a juvenile in 2011, including stakes wins in the Marble Hill Stakes and the Group 2 Coventry Stakes, and concluded the season with a win in the Group 1 National Stakes.

As a 3-year-old, Power won once from three starts before retiring, with that victory coming in the Irish Two Thousand Guineas at the Curragh. Overall, Power won five of nine starts and earned $674,405 for Coolmore-affiliated owners Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith.

Bred by Norelands and Hugo Lascelles in England, Power is out of the winning Inchinor mare Frappe, who has also produced Group 2 winner Thakafaat. She is a half-sister to English Two Thousand Guineas winner and Coolmore sire Footstepsinthesand, as well as Group 1 winner Pedro the Great.

Sir Patrick Hogan, owner of Cambridge Stud, said that Power’s pedigree was a deciding factor in the farm’s decision to bring him to the Southern Hemisphere.

“Power won his 2-year-old debut; so did his mother, so did his second dam [Glatisant], and so did his third dam [Dancing Rocks],” Hogan said.