05/21/2002 12:00AM

King Cugat to shuttle down under


LEXINGTON, Ky. - King Cugat, a millionaire son of Kingmambo, will shuttle to Australia for the southern hemisphere breeding season, Lane's End Farm confirmed Tuesday.

King Cugat, a Grade 2 winner with earnings of more than $1.2 million, will stand at Widden Stud in New South Wales under a partnership deal with Gerry Harvey's Baramul Stud. The 5-year-old horse has not been sold and will return to Lane's End for the 2003 northern hemisphere season, according to Jill McCully, Lane's End's stallion coordinator.

A son of the Majestic Light mare Tricky Game, King Cugat retired last November and entered stud at Lane's End this year with a first-season fee of $10,000. In Australia, he will stand for $17,500 Australian, or about $9,720 U.S.