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European champion Authorized to shuttle to Chile
Authorized, Europe’s champion 3-year-old colt of 2007, will shuttle to Chile to stand at Haras Cordilliera, Racing Post reports.
The 9-year-old son of Montjeu stands the Northern Hemisphere season at Darley’s Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England, for an advertised fee of $10,646 (7,000 British pounds).
Authorized’s runners are led by Group 3 winners Sugar Boy and Rehn’s Nest and Turkish champion Toruk Macto. The deal to shuttle was brokered by McKeever Bloodstock.
"Chile is fast becoming a major player in the South American scene," bloodstock agent John McKeever told Racing Post. "They have been buying or leasing some superior European stallions of late and their breeders are intent on breaking into the international scene. With his pedigree, race record and promising start at stud, Authorized is set to be a sensation down there."
Authorized earned Europe’s champion sophomore honors in 2007 on the strength of three group stakes victories in England: the Group 1 Epsom Derby and Juddmonte International Stakes and the Group 2 Dante Stakes. He also won the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy during his 2-year-old campaign.
In total, Authorized won four of seven starts during his two-season racing career for earnings of $2,545,390.
Authorized was the first foal out of the Saumarez mare Funsie, who is the dam of three winners from as many foals to race. A $702,080 purchase out of the 2005 Tattersalls October yearling sale, he is from the family of French classic winner and prominent sire Green Dancer, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Solemia, and numerous other graded/group stakes winners.
"[It is] my total delight that Chile has finally being able to attract a Derby-winning sire, and my deep gratefulness to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum's Darley operation for affording the Chilean breeders this great opportunity," Juan Pablo Sullivan, speaking for Haras Cordilliera, told Racing Post.