03/11/2017 12:00PM

Modern Cowboy to stand in Korea

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Modern Cowboy, a Grade 3-placed stakes winner, has been sold to Korea to continue his stallion career.

The 10-year-old son of Tiznow previously resided at Shamrock Farm in Woodbine, Md., where he was set to stand for $2,500 during the 2017 breeding season. He arrived in Korea last Monday.

Modern Cowboy covered three test mares late in the 2015 breeding season but officially debuted at stud in 2016, covering 12 mares, meaning his first full crop of foals arrives this year.

Bred in Kentucky by Chestnut Farm, Modern Cowboy won 12 of 32 starts for earnings of $389,141. He saw the most success in 2011 during a 4-year-old campaign that featured wins in the West Virginia Governor’s Handicap at Mountaineer and the Bald Eagle Stakes at Aqueduct as well as a runner-up effort in the Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes. He never raced at a distance shorter than a mile.

Modern Cowboy is out of the stakes-winning West by West mare Western Woman, whose six winners from eight runners also include Grade 3-placed stakes winner Hype and stakes-placed Tis a Man. Grade/Group 3 winners Naples, Perak Gold, and Cajun Sauce are in the extended family.

Modern Cowboy is the third stallion exported from the U.S. to Korea in 2017, joining Afleet Express and Take Charge Indy.

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