03/05/2013 10:25AM

Full Mandate sold to stand in Saudi Arabia


Full Mandate, sire of multiple Grade 1 winner Ron the Greek, has been sold to stand at stud in Saudi Arabia.

The 14-year-old A.P. Indy horse most recently stood at Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla. The deal to send him overseas was brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock. 

"Full Mandate is the perfect stallion for racing in Saudi Arabia," Schumer said. "His progeny are sound, durable and best for racing on dirt."

Full Mandate, a $3.2 million purchase at the 2000 Keeneland September yearling sale by Padua Stables, won five of 15 career starts, including the 2003 Black Tie Affair Handicap at Arlington Park, earning $192,923.

The stallion, who entered stud in 2004, is the sire of 190 winners from 268 starters through Monday for total progeny earnings of $11,884,923. His most accomplished runner is Ron the Greek, who notched Grade 1 victories in last year's Santa Anita Handicap and Stephen Foster Handicap. In the latter, he handed eventual Horse of the Year Wise Dan his only defeat of the season.

Ron the Greek opened his 2013 campaign with a runaway victory in the Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes before finishing fourth in his attempt to repeat in the Santa Anita Handicap on March 2. To date, he has bankrolled $1,851,597.

Full Mandate is also the sire of stakes winners Just Jebicah, Cumana and Thoroughly, and eight other stakes-placed runners.

Out of the Deputy Minister mare Clear Mandate, a three-time Grade 1 winner, Full Mandate is a half-brother to multiple Grade 3 winner Newfoundland and Group 2-placed winner The Mighty Tiger.