Dangerous Midge: currently in quarantine in FrancePICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Midge snapped up
for stud duty in Chile
DANGEROUS MIDGE, the 2010 Breeders' Cup Turf winner, has been sold to stand at stud in Chile.
Trained by Brian Meehan, the then four-year-old came off the back of a Group 3 triumph at Newbury to claim the biggest win of his career at Churchill Downs, the scene of the Meehan-trained Red Rock's triumph in the same race in 2006.
Dangerous Midge picked up $1 million for winning the Turf, in which he beat Champ Pegasus by a length and a half.
He will stand at the Agricola Santa Nadia in Chile, although he is currently in quarantine in France and therefore will not take up southern hemisphere duties until next year.
The deal was handled by American-based Argentine agent Ricardo Gonzalez, who trades as Forli Bloodstock.
He said: "This is a very exciting deal for me as I feel the horse will be a great success in Chile. What appealed to me is that he's from the Seattle Slew line [his dam Adored Slew is by that stallion] and, although it's quite far back, he traces to [foundation mare]La Troienne."
A son of Lion Heart, a grandson of Storm Cat who now stands in Turkey, Dangerous Midge has a celebrated third dam in 1967 champion US mare Straight Deal.