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Pounced Breeders Cup 2009

Pounced: the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner will join Peintre Celebre and Linngari in Brazil

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Peintre Celebre heads trio of shuttlers to Brazil

PEINTRE Celebre, sire of last year´s Prince of Wales's Stakes winner Byword, will shuttle from Coolmore in Ireland to Benjamin Steinbruch´s Haras Phillipson in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the forthcoming southern-hemisphere season.

"Coolmore is a very loyal Northern Hemisphere partner and we feel very fortunate to have a sire of 15 individual Group 1 winners for one more season in Sao Paulo," said Eduardo Guimaraes of Belair Stud, who will manage stud plans for the 17-year-old son of Nureyev. Peintre Celebre stood at Sergio Maggiore's Haras Kigrandi in Sao Paulo last season and previously shuttled to La Mission in Argentina and Coolmore´s Hunter Valley base in New South Wales, Australia.

"From his sole crop left in Argentina, current three-year-olds, there are already two nice colts, winners of a Group 3 and listed race at two, respectively," Guimaraes noted. "The best is yet to come."

Also heading to Sao Paulo is Rupert Plersch´s dual Group 1 winner Linngari, from Haras du Petit Tellier in France to Haras San Francesco. The son of Indian Ridge made the same trip last year.

"Breeders are very happy with the way his first weanlings look," said Guimares of Linngari, who bred in excess of 160 mares in his first season in Brazil.

Joining Peintre Celebre and Linngari in Sao Paulo will be Breeders´Cup Juvenile Turf winner Pounced. The son of Rahy will shuttle from his base at Societa Allevamento Besnate, not far from Milan, Italy, and will return to Brazil for a second season to stand at Haras Calunga.

"Pounced arrived late last season and managed to breed to in excess of 40 mares, we look forward to a bigger book this season," Guimares said.




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