02/07/2018 2:34PM

Girolamo moves to Korea from Kentucky

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Barbara D. Livingston
Grade 1 winner Girolamo began his stud career in New York.

Girolamo, a Grade 1 winner, has been exported to continue his stallion career in Korea for the 2018 breeding season. The 12-year-old son of A.P. Indy previously stood at Darley’s Jonabell Farm base in Lexington, Ky., for an advertised fee of $10,000. He began his stud career in New York.

Records from the Korean Racing Authority show Girolamo entered the country Jan. 29.

Girolamo has sired four crops of racing age, with 76 winners and progeny earnings of more than $7.4 million. His most successful runners include multiple Grade 2 winner Highway Star, Grade 1-placed stakes winner She’s All Ready, and stakes winners T Loves a Fight, Louisville First, Libreta, and Crawdaddy.

Bred in Kentucky by Ben Walden, Philip Steinberg, and WinStar Farm, Girolamo is out of the Grade 3-winning Mr. Prospector mare Get Lucky, whose nine foals to race are all winners. His full siblings include Grade 3 winner Accelerator; Grade 2 winner Daydreaming, who is the dam of Grade 1 winner Imagining; Supercharger, the dam of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and Grade 3 winners Cyrus Alexander and Brethren; and She’s a Winner, the dam of Grade 1 winner Bluegrass Cat and Grade 2 winners Lord of the Game and Dramedy.

Girolamo’s extended family includes champion Rhythm and notable sires Not For Love and Mutakddim. Grade 1 winner Frost Giant and Grade/Group 3 winners Pacific Ocean, Playwright, and Oregon Lady are also on his page.

Girolamo won five of 11 starts for earnings of $443,800, highlighted by victories in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes and Grade 2 Jerome Handicap. He also finished third in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile.

Girolamo joins Archarcharch, Tizway, and With Distinction among the former North American-based sires to stand their first Korean seasons in 2018.