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Swain winning King George Ascot 1997

Swain (left): the son of Nashwan sired Grade 1 heroine Dimitrova

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Swain on the move to Canadian stud

DUAL King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes winner Swain will be transferred from Hamdan Al Maktoum's Shadwell Farm in Kentucky to Chris Blake's Ascot Stud in Ontario, Canada, for the 2010 breedingseason.

The 17-year-old son of Nashwan will remain the property of Shadwell, and will stand at Ascot Stud – which is already home to another European Group 1 winner for Godolphin in Aljabr – for a fee of $3,500 (Canadian dollars).

Swain, whose dam Love Smitten, a daughter of Key To The Mint, was bred in Canada, established himself as one of the top middle-distance horses of his generation with victories in the Coronation Cup and Irish Champion Stakes to accompany his King George double.

He has sired 12 stakes winners at stud, including Grade 1 heroine Dimitrova, May Hill Stakes scorer and 1,000 Guineas third Nasheej, and Greenham Stakes winner Muqbil.

He is also the broodmare sire of Thursday's Listed Noel Murless Stakes winner Akmal.




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