Alfred Nobel sold to stand in WA full time
SOPHOMORE sire Alfred Nobel has been bought outright by Lynward Park Stud in Western Australia and will be based in the state permanently from this year's covering season.
The Group 1 Phoenix Stakes winner, whose oldest crop are three this year, began shuttling following his first season at Coolmore in 2011 when the Australian operation acquired a 50 per cent share. His winners down under include the Group 3-placed Showy Chloe, Listed third Dickey and runner-up Danerip's Girl.
Bred by Lodge Park Stud from the family of New Approach, Alfred Nobel was bought by John Magnier for 220,000gns at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. Trained by Aidan O'Brien, he proved to be a leading two-year-old, winning his maiden at the third time of asking after placing twice and landing the Group 2 Railway Stakes in addition to the Phoenix.
The son of Danehill Dancer made just two starts the following season, finishing seventh of eight in the Listed Loughbrown Stakes and third in the Group 3 Greenlands Stakes.
Standing for a fee of €5,000, he covered 100 mares in his first season at Coolmore. His debut two-year-olds last year were headed by Explosive Lady, third in the Princess Margaret Stakes, and Group contender Run The Red Light.
Alfred Nobel, who stands alongside fellow European performer Trade Fair at Lynward, will be available at A$4,500 (£2,330/€3,230) for the 2015 season.