12/03/2012 2:03PM

I’ll Have Another to stand for $38,900 in Japan

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Tom Keyser
I'll Have Another will stand for about $38,900 in 2013 at at Big Red Farm in Hokkaido, Japan.

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.

anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Bernard Levy More than 1 year ago
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?
Forego137 More than 1 year ago
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.
Mike More than 1 year ago
The Japanese are after the world's most prestigious races while we are breeding for the Met Mile....what a joke... Just look at our lat hoty....only one would have won our classic 10 furlongs on the year they won the award. PITIFUL!!
russell More than 1 year ago
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.
Eugene Fletcher More than 1 year ago
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..
ChristinaA More than 1 year ago
I feel that your judgement is selfish and stupid. Why risk injuring him further? Just so that they could benefit from his possible success? Foolish. Do you have any compassion and respect for horses as living creatures?
Perl More than 1 year ago
oh get over yourself. This holier than thou bs makes me ill. I'll Have Another was ok physically. They just knew the horse was totally knocked out by the Preakness and the owner wanted to stick it to ny for the detention barn rules. Also the horse was probably on the juice.
Rodney More than 1 year ago
Couldn't agree more....especially with your last sentence.
Slew32A More than 1 year ago
He was busted. NYRA approached him with positives for both the Derby and Preakness.
anonymous More than 1 year ago
I second Perl, what pontificating.
not impressed More than 1 year ago
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.
Vince Lentini More than 1 year ago
A huge amount for an unsound animal
PeterG More than 1 year ago
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.
Rachel Harding More than 1 year ago
yes but its the horse that is slaughtered. Due to our love of the horse that is why slaughtering horses is frowned upon. i eat meat, but i will not eat horse meat. it is riddled with medications and things that could make us sick. In other countries there are specific horses that are raised for meat, that is fine. it is what we do in cattle and other livestock. but to kill a thoroughbred that has all kinds of medications, that is what is wrong with it. it is unhealthy meat and our love for the horse that make it hard.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Petr G spreading more sunshine..
Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
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.
carol More than 1 year ago
IHA does have a buy back option...so does Roses in May and Silver Charm...not sure about Charismatic or Empire Maker
ChristinaA More than 1 year ago
I doubt Empire Maker will need one. He's been an influential sire all over the world.
Harry Brown More than 1 year ago
after what happened with feriinand the racing gods added a FERINAND CLAUSE. i just hope the owners had that put into contract.
Frank More than 1 year ago
I'll take two -- I'll also pay the express overnight mail.