11/17/2014 2:06PM

Forestry sold to Haras Sao Jose da Serra in Brazil


Forestry, a Grade 1 winner and sire, has been purchased by Haras Sao Jose da Serra in Brazil, and will not return to the Northern Hemisphere for the 2015 breeding season.

The 18-year-old son of Storm Cat previously stood at Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, Ky., which confirmed the transaction on Monday. He was advertised for a fee of $8,000 during the most recent breeding season.

Forestry had previously shuttled to Argentina and Peru for Southern Hemisphere seasons, and shipped to Haras Sao Jose da Serra for the first time in 2014.

The Brazilian farm leased the stallion with the option to buy and came to terms with Taylor Made on a purchase. Haras Sao Jose da Serra is located in Sao Jose dos Pinhais, Brazil, in the southeastern part of the country, about 255 miles south of Sao Paulo.

Forestry is the sire of 12 crops of racing age, with 526 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $44.9 million. His most successful runner is Shackleford, who won the 2011 Preakness Stakes and two other Grade 1 stakes and amassed earnings of $3,090,101.

Other prominent runners sired by Forestry include Grade 1 winners Discreet Cat, Diplomat Lady, and Forest Danger, Grade 2 winners Smokey Glacken, Etched, and Carolyn’s Cat, and Grade 3 winners Old Forester, Woodlander, Forest Grove, and Mending Fences.

Forestry’s most notable sons at stud include Shackleford, whose first foals are weanlings of 2014, and Old Forester, who is a three-time leading sire in Canada, as well as Discreet Cat, Etched, and Deputy Storm.

Forestry is also the sire of The Green Monkey, who sold to the Coolmore partnership for a record $16 million at the 2006 Fasig-Tipton Florida selected sale of 2-year-olds in training. The Green Monkey now stands in Florida after an on-track career where he placed in one of three starts.

A $1.5 million yearling purchase in his own right, Forestry won 7 of 11 starts racing for owners Aaron and Marie Jones, and earned $591,225. His résumé is highlighted by wins in the Grade 1 King’s Bishop Stakes, the Grade 2 Dwyer Stakes, and the listed San Pedro Stakes, as well as a third-place effort in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational.

Forestry is out of the Grade 1-winning Pleasant Colony mare Shared Interest, whose four winners from as many foals to race also include 1999 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Cash Run.

Other stallions on the Haras Sao Jose da Serra roster include Brazilian champion Top Hat, whose first two crops have yielded three group stakes-placed runners; Redattore, a Grade/Group 1 winner in the U.S. and Brazil who has sired a champion miler in Brazil and a Grade 2 winner in the U.S.; Timeo, a three-time Group 1 winner in Brazil; Pioneering, a winning half-brother to Storm Cat and sire of Grade 1 winner Behaving Badly, as well as Horses of the Year in Puerto Rico and Mexico and champions in Brazil and Jamaica; and Grade 3 winner First American, the sire of champions in Brazil and Uruguay.