01/04/2016 5:42PM

Hampton Court to shuttle to Spendthrift for 2016


Hampton Court, a Group 1 winner in Australia, will shuttle to Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., for the 2016 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $6,000.

The 5-year-old son of Redoute’s Choice stood his first Southern Hemisphere season in 2015 at the newly opened Spendthrift Australia, and this will be his debut season in the Northern Hemisphere.

Hampton Court will participate in Spendthrift’s “Share the Upside” and “Breed Secure” programs for a fee of $7,500. Breeders participating in “Share the Upside” will earn a lifetime breeding right to the stallion beginning in 2017 after producing one live foal.

“We are excited to be able to offer American breeders the opportunity to ‘Share the Upside’ or ‘Breed Secure’ on Hampton Court, a record-breaking Grade 1 winner by one of the world’s very best stallions over the course of the last dozen years,” said B. Wayne Hughes, owner of Spendthrift Farm. “Redoute’s Choice is Danehill’s best son at stud, and Danehill was Danzig’s best son at stud. We believe Hampton Court can be an important and unique stallion for American breeders from a highly successful sire line, and we look forward to showing him off to those who want to stop by the farm and see him.”

Hampton Court won 3 of 15 career starts for earnings of $347,995. As a 3-year-old, he won the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes a week after taking the non-graded Dulcify Handicap. He set a track record at Randwick Racecourse during the Spring Champion Stakes, covering about 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.30.

Gai Waterhouse trained the horse for a partnership that included breeder Milburn Creek Thoroughbred Stud.

Bred in Australia, Hampton Court is the first foal out of the stakes-winning Broken Vow mare Roses ‘n’ Wine, whose two foals to race are both winners. His extended family includes two-time Australian Horse of the Year Makybe Diva, multiple Grade 2 winner Tres Borrachos, and graded-placed runners Byzantine and Pete’s Fancy.