01/29/2016 3:47PM

Three new stallions head to Korea for 2016

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Barbara D. Livingston
Musket Man (above), along with Bob and John and Tout, will stand in Korea for 2016.

Stallions Bob and John and Musket Man, both prominent runners, have been sold to continue their stud careers in Korea, headlining that country's new sires for 2016.

Bob and John, a 13-year-old son of Seeking the Gold, previously stood at Saratoga Stud in New York, and has sired six crops of racing age, with 123 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $7.8 million.

The stallion’s top runners include Grade 2-placed stakes winner Brothersofthetime Grade 3-placed stakes winner Pain and Misery, and stakes winners Greed and Fear, Fast Resource, Lady Jensen, Why Two, Lady Candidate, Deviance, and Jon’s Golden Run.

Bob and John began his stud career at Pin Oak Stud in Kentucky before relocating to Saratoga Stud. He was imported to Korea on Jan. 11.

Bob and John won five of 14 starts during his on-track career for $996,330, highlighted by victories in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial and Grade 3 Lone Star Park Handicap and Sham Stakes.

Dual classic-placed Musket Man, a 10-year-old Yonaguska horse, was imported to Korea on Jan. 25, having previously stood at Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana. He began his stud career at Vinery Florida.

Musket Man has three crops of racing age, with 20 winners from 26 starters and progeny earnings eclipsing $1 million. Stakes winners Ostrolenka and Aunt Nellie lead his offspring, as well as stakes-placed runners Mageez and Hunker Down.

Musket Man won six of 16 starts for earnings of $1,236,820, including wins in the Grade 2 Illinois Derby, the Grade 3 Tampa Bay Derby, and the non-graded Pasco Stakes and Super Stakes. He also finished third in the 2009 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.

Also new to the Korean stallion roster in 2016 will be Tout, a winning 5-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro who arrived in the country in December.

Tout is out of the winning Mr. Prospector mare Praise, whose seven winners from eight foals to race includes a pair of notable Kentucky stallions – Grade 2 winner Congrats and Grade 3-placed Flatter – as well as stakes-placed steeplechaser Gigger. His extended family includes Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero and Grade 1 winner Eastern Echo, among others.