Arctic Cosmos: the St Leger winner is the best horse sired by North LightPICTURE: Martin Lynch
North Light transferred to stud in Canada
NORTH Light, sire of this season’s St Leger winner Arctic Cosmos, will stand in Canada next season as part of an eight-strong line-up at Frank Stronach’s new Ontario-based stallion operation, Adena Springs North.
The son of Danehill, who is the only Epsom Derby winner at stud in North America, has spent the past five seasons at Adena Springs in Kentucky, and covered 50 mares this season at an advertised fee of $10,000.
His move to Canada is likely to be welcomed by local breeders as among his best runners from two crops of racing age is the Woodbine stakes scorer Bodua. He is also the sire of last weekend’s Santa Anita Grade 3 winner Go Forth North in addition to Arctic Cosmos.
Joining North Light at the 500-acre farm just north of Toronto is Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup winner Mast Track, a son of Mizzen Mast who will be a new addition to the stallion ranks next year.
Established Adena Springs stallions Giant Gizmo, Milwaukee Brew, Singing Saint, Showing Up and Wilko are also making the move.