02/27/2013 12:33PM

Global Hunter purchased by South American syndicate for stud duty

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Benoit & Associates
Grade 1 winner Global Hunter has been sold to a South American syndicate for stud duty.

Global Hunter, a Grade 1 winner in the U.S. and a Group 2 winner in Argentina, has been sold to a syndicate of South American breeders and will stand at Haras Chenaut in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina.

The 9-year-old Argentine-bred son of Jade Hunter retired in 2010 after six seasons of racing and stood the first two years of his stallion career at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif.

Global Hunter began his racing career in Argentina and became a standout 3-year-old, winning the Group 2 Clasico America and the Group 3 Clasico Horacio Bustillo, as well as finishing in the money in three Group 1 races.

In 2008, Global Hunter debuted as a 5-year-old in Southern California, racing for Monte Pyle and L-Bo Racing. Trained by A.C. Avila, he won the Grade 1 Eddie Read Stakes in 2009 and the Grade 2 American Handicap in 2010. The latter race would be his last, when he pulled up lame after the race with a dislocated fetlock in his right foreleg.

The life-threatening injury ended a career that comprised eight wins from 30 starts for earnings of $611,365. He eventually recovered following a four-hour surgery and entered stud in 2011.

Global Hunter is out of the Group 1-winning Telescopico mare Griffe de Paris, who produced nine winners from nine to race. In addition to Global Hunter, four of them won group stakes: Group 1 winners Lady de Paris and Genereux, Group 2 winner House of Lords, and Group 3 winner King de Paris. Griffe de Paris is also the granddam of Argentine champion Ollagua and Brazilian champion Una Beleza.