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Kingsfort winning the National Stakes

Kingsfort: the son of War Chant won the 2009 National Stakes

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War Chant to shuttle to Western Australia

KENTUCKY stallion War Chant, whose best progeny include 2009 National Stakes winner Kingsfort, is set to shuttle to Ron Sayers' Yarradale Stud in Western Australia for the 2011 southern-hemisphere breeding season.

Breeders' Cup Mile winner War Chant is a son of Danzig and Hollywood Oaks, Breeders' Cup Distaff and Gamely Handicap winner Hollywood Wildcat, making him a three-parts brother to July Stakes winner Ivan Denisovich.

The 14-year-old stands at Three Chimnys Farm and, besides Kingsfort, his other top performing offspring include last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Chamberlain Bridge and this month's Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby scorer Midnight Interlude.

He has enjoyed plenty of success in Britain and Ireland, where he has supplied Nell Gwyn Stakes winner Karen's Caper, Listed-winning sprinter Doncaster Rover and Lincoln Handicap winner Expresso Star.

Sayers said: "It is a huge coup for the West Australian breeding industry that Yarradale Stud has secured the lifetime southern hemisphere rights to War Chant.

"War Chant has proven to be a prolific sire of turf horses inboth the US and Europe and his numbers compare fabulously with the leading sires in Australia."

His Australian stud fee has yet to be announced.

 

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