Animal Kingdom Off to Fast Start at Stud
Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:55 AM
- Arrowfield Farm in Australia reported six mares have been confirmed in foal to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom, who began his stud career Down Under.
According to a release from John Messara’s Arrowfield, the mares covered by the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner include group I winner Vitesse Dane, group II winner Meriene de Lago, and group III winner Suspicion.
“He’s the smartest first season stallion I have seen in the barn,” said Arrowfield operations manager Sam Fairgray said of the son of Leroidesanimaux, “an absolute natural and a pleasure to work with.”
After standing the Southern Hemisphere season, where his stud fee is Aus$38,500, Animal Kingdom will return to the U.S. to stand the 2014 season at Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley near Lexington.