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Americain - Moonee Valley Racecourse 22.10.2011

Americain: a stud fee of $20,000 has been set for the Melbourne Cup hero

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Americain to start
stud career at $20,000

MELBOURNE Cup winner Americain will head the roster at Calumet Farm in Kentucky next season.

A fee of $20,000 has been set for the son of Dynaformer by Calumet, which has purchased a half share in the horse from Australian owners Gerry and Val Ryan and Kevin and Colleen Bamford.

In addition to the Melbourne Cup, Americain also won the Group 2 Prix Kergolay and Group 2 Prix Vicomtesse Vigier for Alain de Royer-Dupre.

Americain has been joined at Calumet by another son of Dynaformer in Lentenor, who will stand for $7,500. A brother to Kentucky Derby hero Barbaro, Lentenor won this year's Kitten's Joy Stakes at Colonial Downs.

A fee of $7,500 has also been set for the Grade 2-winning sprinter Aikenite. The son of Yes It's True was trained by Todd Pletcher to win five races including the Grade 2 Commonwealth Stakes and the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes.




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