07/29/2013 2:19PM

Scat Daddy will not shuttle to Argentina, returns to Ashford

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Coolmore stallion Scat Daddy will not stand the Southern Hemisphere season after suffering from a bout of dehydration during the first leg of his journey to Argentina, where he was due to stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras La Quebrada in Buenos Aires.

The 9-year-old Johannesburg horse, who is based at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., was being flown from Kentucky to Miami, where he was to board a plane to Argentina. Instead, after a brief recovery in Florida, he has returned to Ashford.

Scat Daddy was traveling with first-year Ashford stallion Stay Thirsty, who was scheduled to arrive in Argentina last Friday. 

Scat Daddy won five of nine career starts, including Grade 1 victories in the Florida Derby and Champagne Stakes, and earned $1,334,300. From his first three crops of racing age – including current juveniles – he is the sire of 124 winners for total progeny earnings of $10,706,376 through Sunday.

The leading freshman sire in North America in 2011, his top runners include multiple Grade 1 winner Lady of Shamrock; multiple Group 2 winner and millionaire Daddy Long Legs; and juvenile No Nay Never, a Group 2 winner at the famed Royal Ascot meeting.

His standouts in the Southern Hemisphere include Solaria and El Bromista, both Group 1 winners this season in Chile, where Scat Daddy shuttled from 2009 to 2011 after standing in Australia in 2008.