06/06/2014 11:30AM

Treasure Beach to shuttle to Argentina

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Grade/Group 1 winner Treasure Beach, a first-year stallion in Florida, will shuttle to Argentina latter this summer.

Multiple Grade/Group 1 winner Treasure Beach will shuttle to Haras Abolengo in Argentina for the 2014 Southern Hemisphere breeding season once his first Northern Hemisphere season at stud is completed. The news was originally reported on Racing Post.

Treasure Beach, a 6-year-son of leading international sire Galileo, is standing at the newly formed Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla., this year for an advertised fee of $10,000. He will shuttle to Haras Abolengo through 2020, with the possibility of extending the deal to 10 years. A Southern Hemisphere fee will be announced.

Out of the winning Mark of Esteem mare Honorine, Treasure Beach was bred in England by Ashley House Stud and raced for Coolmore Stud-affiliated partners. He won five of 22 starts and earned nearly $2.5 million in four seasons, highlighted by a classic score in the 2011 Group 1 Irish Derby and a win in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park that same summer. He also finished second in the Group 1 Epsom Derby in 2011 and in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational in 2012.

Treasure Beach is a half-brother to stakes winner Honor Bound, by Authorized, who finished 16th in the Epsom Oaks on Friday.