01/18/2013 9:22AM

Forestry to shuttle to Peru


Forestry, the sire of Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford, will shuttle to Claudio Pizarro's Haras El Catorce in Peru this summer for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

The 17-year-old Storm Cat horse currently stands at Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, Ky., for an advertised fee of $8,000.

Forestry has sired 15 graded stakes winners from 11 crops of racing age for combined earnings in excess of $39 million. Aside from classic winner Shackleford, Forestry’s leading runners include Grade 1 winners Discreet Cat, Diplomat Lady and Forest Danger, as well as leading Canadian sire Old Forester.

He also holds the distinction of siring the most expensive horse ever sold at public auction, The Green Monkey, who dropped the hammer with a $16-million price tag at the 2006 Fasig-Tipton February sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Forestry had previously shuttled to stand in Argentina for the 2010 and 2011 Southern Hemisphere seasons. He has 11 foals of racing age in the Southern Hemisphere from three crops of racing age, with five winners from nine to start.

Forestry won seven of 11 starts during his lone season of racing in 1999 and earned $591,225. He made that season count, winning the Grade 1 King’s Bishop Stakes and the Grade 2 Dwyer Stakes.