01/03/2003 1:00AM

Seattle Dancer to stand in Germany


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Seattle Dancer, the half-brother to Seattle Slew who still holds the $13.1 million record yearling auction price, will stand in Germany in 2003.

The Racing Post has reported that the 19-year-old stallion, who once stood at Coolmore's North American division at Ashford Stud in Kentucky, has been on Japan's stallion roster since Coolmore sold him in 1995.

Now, a syndicate in Germany has bought the horse and will stand him at the Gestut Auenquelle. Seattle Dancer's progeny include German champion mare Que Belle, winner of the 1997 German Oaks and German 1000 Guineas, and Rose of Zollern, winner of the German 1000 Guineas in 1999 before she became a stakes winner in the United States.

But he is best known worldwide for the price he brought as a yearling at the 1985 Keeneland July yearling sale when a syndicate represented by the British Bloodstock Agency bought him for

$13.1 million from the late Warner Jones Jr. That price is still the world-record sale price for a yearling at public auction.

From 11 crops to race, he has progeny earnings of more than $25 million.