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Henny Hughes: will stand for $7,500 at Walmac Farm

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Henny Hughes set to return to Kentucky

FORMER Darley stallion Henny Hughes, sire of this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' winner Beholder, is returning to Kentucky next season.

The son of Hennessy formerly stood for Darley in Kentucky but was sold earlier this year to stand at Rangeview Stud in Australia. However, he is set to return under a lease arrangement with Walmac Farm in Kentucky, where he will stand for $7,500.

"What a brilliant year Henny Hughes has had," said John T. L. Jones, managing director of Walmac. "He is arguably the top sire of precocious two-year old-performance in North America today, being the leading sire of two year old stakes winners and getting such a freak of a filly in Beholder, who impressed us all with her two turn victory in the Breeders Cup."

Henny Hughes is currently sitting in second behind Harlan's Holiday on the U.S. two-year-old earnings list.

He was a precocious juvenile himself, winning the Grade 2 Saratoga Special and running second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. At three, he won three Graded stakes including the Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes and Grade 1 King's Bishop Stakes.

To date, he is the sire of 32 stakes horses from four crops of racing age.

 

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