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I’ll Have Another to stand for $38,900 in Japan
By Nicole Russo
Dual classic winner I’ll Have Another will enter stud for a fee of 3.2 million yen, or about $38,900, in 2013 at Big Red Farm in Hokkaido, Japan.
I’ll Have Another, a son of Flower Alley campaigned by J. Paul Reddam, won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby in April before taking the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. His bid to become American racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner ended when he was retired with tendonitis in his left front leg the day before the Belmont Stakes.
I’ll Have Another, who is out of the Arch mare Arch’s Gal Edith, ended his career with five wins from seven starts, including four graded stakes wins, for earnings of $2,693,600.
In late June, Reddam announced that I’ll Have Another had been sold to Shigeyuki Okada’s Big Red Farm for an undisclosed price. The colt will become the third Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the last three decades to begin his stud career in Japan, joining the late Sunday Silence (1989) and War Emblem (2002), who stands at Shadai Stallion Station.
Among other Big Red Farm stallions, two-time Breeders Cup Turf winner Conduit will stand for 2.5 million yen, or approximately $30,400. His first foals are 2-year-olds of 2013.
Roses in May, winner of the 2004 Whitney Handicap and 2005 Dubai World Cup, will stand for a fee of about $8,500 with a live foal guarantee, or $12,150 when the foal stands and nurses.
Big Red Farm’s leading sire Stay Gold, a son of Sunday Silence who produced 2011 Japanese Horse of the Year Orfevre, already has his book full for 2013.
My guess is his offspring won't be distinguished. It'll take years to find out anyway. The videos of IHA in Japan show an unhappy horse in my opinion. He probably misses the training barn and racetrack. How short these horse careers are. But, on another note, why don't they have more physical data on race horses, like their height, length, stride length, etc.? This horse was a real smooth mover, what other physical qualities did he have to his advantage? I think it could be quantified.
Comon Nicole. Are you unaware, don't know or don't care that the derby winner Ferdinand was sent to the slaughterhouse by his Japaneese breeding interests. Should't we be talking caution not joy when our champions are sent to Japan?
There's a reason American's sell our Classic winning horse's to Japan without thought, there breeding is not what breeder's are looking for and beside's that just look at the stat's of those horse's that sired those Classic winner's they are probably the only one's to become succesful on the track and the rest are clming or alw. horse's at best. Good move by Reddam and the American breeder's to not buy into I'll Have Another for breeding out here in the state's.
That amount is insane but the breeder has to make his money back. A son of Flower Alley, and a freshman sire for almost 40k. Insane.
if it was me ill have another would have had a hot pack applied and he would have run the bellmont....if wins...whats he worth then..if he loses you have an excuse and then retire him...Im sure Oneill and others who claim horses frequently have run with more serious conditions than a hot tendon and didnt give it 2 seconds thought..
People are so quick to judge for unsoundness and yet everyone forgets the major sires who were UNSOUND and still got bred to: Danzig, Raise A Native, Mr. Prospector, Storm Cat, Sunday Silence, etc. Need I go on? If you're so traumatized by all this, by all means start BREEDING SOUNDER HORSES. Sheesh.
A huge amount for an unsound animal
Slaughtering animals for food is perfectly acceptable in this world. So if Ferdinand was eaten by somebody so be it. Most of us eat meat don't we? Don't be a hypocryte if you do. You're eating slaughtered animals. And the person who mentioned PETA below might want to go research the percentage of the animals that are in their care which are slaughtered. It's over 90%. And for that , a bunch of suckers and naive people send PETA 30 million dollars a year.
I don't see Ferdinand mentioned here so I will mention him. He was the Kentucky Derby winner, 1986, who went to Japan for a stud career. When it was determined that his stud career was less than stellar, he some how went missing. After much obfuscation by the breeding farm manager it was found that Ferdinand had been sent to slaughter in Japan. I do hope that Mr. Reddam has singed a buy-back option but somehow I doubt it.
I'll take two -- I'll also pay the express overnight mail.