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Group 3 hero Admiral's Cruise to stud in Peru

ADMIRAL'S CRUISE has been purchased privately byPeruvian stud farm Haras Rancho Fatima with plans to stand the bay during the southern hemisphere season in their Cañete facility.

A seven-year-old by 1992 US horse of the year and leading sire A.P. Indy, Admiral's Cruise is out of stakes winner Ladies Cruise, by Fappiano.

He is a half-brother to multiple Grade 1-placed winner Transcendental and exhibits the same cross as Grade 1 winner A.P. Adventure and Aratama Indy, a winner at Group 3 level in Japan.

Admiral's Cruise won or placed in 12 of 22 starts, capturing five races, including the 2006 Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury and the listed Fred Archer Stakes at Newmarket that same year.

Trained by Brian Meehan, he also placed in three other stakes races, including a second in the 2007 Jockey Club Stakes at Newbury and a third in the 2006 Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial, also at Newbury.

He returned to his native US in 2007 and placed third in this year's Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Handicap at Laurel Park on March 28, before concluding his four-year racing career with an unplaced finish in the Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland onApril 24.

Admiral's Cruise is at Jaime Rizo Patron's Pinecrest Stables in Ocala and will relocate next month to Haras Rancho Fatima, among the leading breeders in Peru.

He was bred in Virginia by Joe Allbritton's Lazy Lane Farm, breeder of all-time record earning Virginia-bred Seeking The Pearl and 1991 champion three-year-old Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes winner Hansel. Lazy Lane Farms also campaigned Grade 1 winner and former Virginia leading sire Secret Hello.




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