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All American to shuttle to Darby Dan Farm

GROUP 1 winner All American will become the first stallion to shuttle to North America from his native Australia nextyear after an interest in the son of Red Ransom was acquired by Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky.

A fee of $10,000 has been set for the five-year-old, who is about to embark on his first season at Arrowfield Stud in Australia.

"We're thrilled to buy into such a top-class son of Red Ransom, and we look forward to our association with Mr. Messara and Arrowfield Stud," said John Phillips, owner of Darby Dan Farm, in a statement. "Roberto was bred and raised at Darby Dan, and his sire line has become the perfect cross for Northern Dancer and Mr Prospector line mares.

"He will stand at a price substantially less than what he will stand for in Australia, giving American breeders the break they need in this market. It is a smart move by John Messara to create an international sire, but it is an incredible opportunity for us."

The Australian-bred All American was a tough performer, winning four of 24 starts including the A$1 million Emirates Stakes over a mile in record time. He was also successful in the Group 3 AJC Skyline Stakes as a two-year-old.

All American represents another chance for breeders in the US to take advantage of the Roberto sire line, which is available through only a handful of stallions in Kentucky such as Arch, Dynaformer, Purim and Rock Hard Ten. The latter, a leading US second crop sire this season, is a half-brother to All American's dam, Milva.






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