05/31/2012 12:48PM

Successful Appeal to stand Southern Hemisphere breeding season in Argentina

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Argentina’s Haras La Pasion has signed a lease agreement to stand Walmac Farm stallion Successful Appeal during the Southern Hemisphere season.

Successful Appeal, a 16-year-old Valid Appeal horse, is the sire of Grade 1 winners J P’s Gusto and Appealing Zophie, Grade 1-placed Dawn After Dawn, and 2004 Kentucky Derby runner-up Closing Argument. He’s also the sire of Argentine Group 1 winner Successful Affair and Group 1-placed Galan de Cine. Haras La Pasion bred Galan de Cine.

Haras La Pasion’s managing director Nico Benedicto previously worked at Walmac.

“We are very excited about the interest they have received from breeders for the upcoming season, and they’re a leader in Argentina with a great program,” Walmac Farm managing director John T. L. Jones III said of Haras La Pasion.

Walmac said Successful Appeal’s Argentine stud fee would be announced within the week. Standing at Walmac in Lexington, Ky., the horse had a 2012 advertised fee of $15,000.