01/28/2016 12:29PM

Hakassan to stand at Millennium Farms


Hakassan, a Chilean Triple Crown winner and champion 3-year-old of 2013, will stand the 2016 breeding season at Millennium Farms in Lexington, Ky. The 7-year-old son of Sir Cat will stand as the property of Green Hills Farm Inc. for a private fee.

Hakassan won five of seven starts and earned earnings of $283,771, highlighted by the Chilean Triple Crown of the St. Leger, Dos Mil Guineas, and Gran Criterium Mauricio Serrano Palma, all three Group 1 races. He also won the Group 2 Victor Matetic Fernandez Stakes and placed in the Group 2 Gran Premio Criadores.

“Hakassan stands 16.1 hands and has outstanding balance and bone quality,” said Millennium Farms business manager J. Ted Neel. “He’s got a strong hip and shoulder, he’s correct through the knee and has that classic muscular Storm Cat big-barreled build.”

Bred in Chile by Haras Jockey, Hakassan is out of the unraced Fusaichi Pegasus mare Fusaichi’s Angel, who is the dam of three winners from five foals to race. He is from the family of Hall of Famer Seattle Slew, English classic winner Lomond, two-time Uruguayan Horse of the Year Relento, Group 2 winners Desert Secret, Seattle Dancer, En Guerra, Champion Star and Te Akau Coup, and Group 3 winner Alzora.

“Hakassan is bred on the evergreen Storm Cat-Mr. Prospector cross that produced leading stallions Shamardal and Scat Daddy,” said Liam O’Rourke, who handles nominations for the farm. “He’s from the direct family of super-sire Seattle Slew and has a tremendously deep international pedigree, with graded stakes winners in the U.S., Ireland, England, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Chile under the first three dams.”