03/12/2017 2:21PM

Eh Cumpari off to Colombia to begin stud career

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Grade 3 winner Eh Cumpari will begin his stallion career in Colombia after being purchased by the partnership of Haras Dormello and Haras la Herradura.

The deal to send the 5-year-old son of Elusive Quality to South America was brokered by bloodstock agent Ed Price, who bought the stallion prospect for $7,500 at this year’s Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

Eh Cumpari retired with two wins in 10 starts for owner Antsu Stables Inc. and trainer Michael Dilger, earning $148,690. The turf specialist won the Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park in 2015.

Bred in Kentucky by Turner Breeders, Eh Cumpari is out of the winning Sadler’s Wells mare Bells Are Ringing, whose six winners from nine runners also includes English stakes winner Abby Road.

Bells Are Ringing is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and prominent sire Unbridled’s Song, and the extended family features Japanese Group 3 winners D’Accord and Blanc Bonheur.

The Haras Dormello stallion roster includes multiple Grade 1 winner Outofthebox and Victory Lane, a maiden winner from the Niarchos family’s Flaxman Holdings breeding program. Haras la Herradura stands Grade 2 winner Lonesome Street and maiden winner Admiralty Island, from the family of Grade 1 winner Scorpion and notable sire Awesome of Course.