02/02/2016 10:07AM

Divine Park sold to stand in Korea


Divine Park, a Grade 1 winner and sire of multiple Grade 1 winner Lady Eli, has been sold to stand in Korea.

The 12-year-old son of Chester House previously stood at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky., where he was advertised in 2015 for a fee of $7,500. According to Korean Racing Authority records, Divine Park was exported to the country on Jan. 28.

Divine Park has sired five crops of racing age, with 87 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $5.7 million. His leading runner is Lady Eli, winner of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, and the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes last year.

Other prominent runners by Divine Park include Peruvian Group 2 winner Brennero, and stakes winners Divine Beauty, Dancinginthecircle, and Divine Gift. He also sired Grade 1-placed Divine Fog and Grade 2-placed Divine Dawn.

Divine Park won six of nine starts at ages three and four for earnings of $612,935, highlighted by wins in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, as well as the Grade 3 Withers Stakes and Winchester Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by Runnymede Farm and Catesby Clay, Divine Park is out of the winning Ascot Knight mare High in the Park, who is the dam of eight winners from nine runners. He is from the family of Kentucky Oaks winner Sardula and Grade 1 winner Imperial Gesture.