06/11/2015 7:30PM

Gemologist to shuttle to Chile


Grade 1 winner Gemologist will shuttle to Haras Santa Olga Farm in Santiago, Chile to stand his first Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

The 6-year-old son of Tiznow will cover the last mares from his third season at stud on Sunday, and will enter quarantine Monday. His first foals are yearlings of 2015.

The deal to stand Gemologist in Chile was brokered by Sullivan Bloodstock in Chile in conjunction with Matt Bowling Bloodstock in Lexington, Ky.

“We are extremely excited to be able to offer a horse like Gemologist to the Chilean breeders,” said J.P. Sullivan of Haras Santa Olga. “We loved his pedigree, race record, and confirmation, but after inspecting many of his babies we were hooked. We are very appreciative to WinStar Farm and Matt Bowling for this opportunity.”

Gemologist won five of seven starts during his on-track career for earnings of $794,855, highlighted with showcase victories in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial Stakes and the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and the Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust, Gemologist is out of the unraced Mr. Prospector mare Crystal Shard, whose nine winners from 12 runners also includes stakes winners Sydenham and Clear Destiny, as well as stakes-placed Perfect Cut. He is from the family of Japanese champion Still in Love, Grade 1 winner Summer Colony and One of a Klein, Grade 2 winner Withallprobability, and Grade 3 winners Sulemeif and With Ability.