10/26/2016 3:56PM

Drosselmeyer to remain in Brazil at Stud TNT


Drosselmeyer, winner of the 2010 Belmont Stakes and the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic, has been sold for stud duty to stand in Brazil at Stud TNT, where he had been a shuttle stallion for the last five Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons. The 9-year-old son of Distorted Humor had stood at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., for the Northern Hemisphere breeding season since 2012, beginning with a $17,500 stud fee. This past Northern Hemisphere season, he had stood for a fee of $10,000.

While Drosselmeyer has been able to sire just a couple of stakes horses from his first two crops foaled in the Northern Hemisphere thus far, he is a leading young sire in Brazil, with his first 3-year-olds in 2016 led by the Grade 3-winning colt, Enologo, winner of the Group 3 Jose Buarque de Macedo - Copa das Nacoes S. (G3) and placed in the Group 1 Jockey Club Brasileiro S. Drosselmeyer’s other first-crop graded stakes-placed performers in Brazil include 3-year-olds Kanton, Estella Rossa, and King David.

Bred in Kentucky by Aaron and Marie Jones and of the Moscow Ballet mare Golden Ballet, Drosselmeyer was sold for $600,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale and was campaigned by WinStar and trained by Bill Mott.

Drosselmeyer won five of 16 starts and earned $3,728,170 while racing from ages 2 to 4. He won the Belmont over Fly Down and First Dude to record his first stakes win.

At 4, he won the One Count Stakes at Belmont Park in the spring, and in his last career start, he captured the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs over Game on Dude and Ruler On Ice.

Drosselmeyer, A.P. Indy, and American Pharoah are the only three horses to win the Belmont Stakes and Breeders' Cup Classic.

From two crops of racing age in the Northern Hemisphere, Drosselmeyer has had 176 foals, 96 starters, 41 winners, two stakes winners, and progeny earnings of $1.76 million. His added-money winners are Find Joy, winner of the Kent Stakes at Emerald Downs, and Yukon Belle, winner of the Fantasy Stakes at Hastings Park.