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Ontario stud spot for champion Marchfield

DUAL Canadian champion Marchfield will begin his stallion career at Park Stud in Ontario next year.

The six-year-old son of A. P. Indy is owned by Eugene Melnyk and was trained by Mark Casse to finish first or second in 15 of his 23 starts.

His most notable victories came in the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Breeders' Stakes, over 1m4f on turf, and in the Grade 2 Autumn Stakes and Sky Classic Stakes.

Marchfield is out of the Grade 1-placed Red Ransom mare Pico Teneriffe, a half-sister to the Paul Cole-trained St Simon Stakes winner Salmon Ladder. Pico Teneriffe has also produced US stakes winner Congor Bay.

Phil Hronec, manager of Melnyk’s Winding Oaks Farm, said:  "As big supporters of the Ontario racing program we are excited to stand Marchfield at Park Stud and hope he can follow in the footsteps of the likes of Bold Ruckus and Geiger Counter.

"Eugene Melnyk is fully committed to the success of Marchfield’s stallion career. He will be well supported."

Marchfield's 2011 fee has been set at $4,000.




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