transfers to France
INDIAN Danehill has been transferred from Yorton Farm in Shropshire to stand the 2012 season with Raphael Detouillon near Besancon in eastern France.
The son of Danehill, who also spent time in Ireland at the Irish National and Glenview Studs, will command a fee of €1,800.
Indian Danehill is likely to be well remembered by French breeders given that he was campaigned almost solely in France by Andre Fabre, with a win in the 2000 Prix Ganay the highlight of his 11-race career.
He has sired plenty of winners under both codes, notably the Group 1-placed Cheyenne Dancer on the Flat and the Grade 1-placed hurdlers Premier Dane and Indian Spring over jumps.
Another stallion to make the trip across the Channel in 2012 is former Walton Fields Stud resident Prince Arch, who relocates to Haras du Broussard. The 11-year-old son of Arch will stand for €2,000.
Winner of the 2005 Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap, Prince Arch spent three seasons at Bridge House stud in Ireland before transferring to Walton Fields Stud in 2010. His first crop are four-year-olds.