26th September 2013
LEROIDESANIMAUX - US Leading Stallion to stand in Newmarket
Lanwades Stud and HallMarc Stallions are pleased to announce the relocation of leading American sire LEROIDESANIMAUX to stand at Lanwades in 2014 and onwards.
LEROIDESANIMAUX won 9 races from 13 starts on turf and dirt in USA and Canada over distances from 6 1/2f - 1m 1/2f, incl. Gr.1 Citation Handicap, Gr.1 Atto Mile Stakes, and Gr.1 Frank E Kilroe Mile Handicap, also a further three Graded Stakes wins - and $1,658.377. He was voted the Eclipse Awards Champion Turf Male Horse in the USA in 2005.
Leader of all stallions in the USA (June 22nd 2013), LEROIDESANIMAUX headed a list comprising e.g. Malibu Moon, Speightstown, Giant's Causeway, Kitten's Joy and Medaglia d'Oro.
LEROIDESANIMAUX has to date sired 108 winners of 253 races and $16,685,000 headed by US Champion 3-year-old colt ANIMAL KINGDOM, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby and this year's Dubai World Cup, now at Arrowfield Stud in Australia before standing at Darley-USA in 2014.
LEROIDESANIMAUX has further sired Gr.1 winner UNA CABEZA, three Gr.2 winners and numerous other stakes winners, both on turf and dirt, from his first relatively small crops. He will be numerically better represented with his two-year-olds in 2014 and onwards (conceived after ANIMAL KINGDOM's Kentucky Derby win).
CANDY STRIPES, sire of LEROIDESANIMAUX, is himself a son of BLUSHING GROOM and from few opportunities sired American Horse of the Year INVASOR as well as LEROIDESANIMAUX and many other Stakes Winners; achieving a World Class 10% Stakes Winners to runners rate.
DISSEMBLE, dam of LEROIDESANIMAUX and 6 other winners, is an unraced AHONOORA half-sister to Juddmonte Farm's Stakes winner HASILI, herself dam of five Gr.1 winners as well as Champion sire DANSILI and his promising brother CHAMPS ELYSEES. Only in the past few weeks has Juddmonte produced the two impressive 2-year-old winning fillies RADIATOR and SURCINGLE from this outstanding family.
Kirsten Rausing, owner and General Manager of Lanwades Stud, said: "We are delighted and very proud to welcome "LEROI" to Lanwades. He represents the reintroduction of the BLUSHING GROOM sire line to the UK and with his pedigree, toughness and durability, marvellous racing form on both turf and dirt over distances up to 1m and 1/2f, , as well as his proven ability to sire World-class performers, he will be an immensely important addition to the European breeding industry. His pedigree makes him a suitable mate for mares by GALILEO, DANEHILL and his sons, MR PROSPECTOR-line mares and others. It will be fascinating to breed him to daughters of DANSILI! LEROI is the outcross stallion European breeders have been waiting for - and he is a proven stallion, too. We expect strong interest from mare owners throughout Europe"
"We are excited to have LEROIDESANIMAUX continue his stud career at the premier stallion operation of Lanwades Stud. European breeders will now have the opportunity to breed to this significant sire line again" said Marc Haisfeld of HallMarc Stallions.
LEROIDESANIMAUX, whose yearlings have made up to US $400,000 this year, will arrive at Lanwades in the near future and will be available for inspection from early November. His 2014 fee will be announced at a later date.