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Pyro: the Japanese-based stallion had a US-born foal at Runnymede


Foals by Conduit and Pyro born outside Japan

THE first foals of Japanese-based stallions Pyro and Conduit to be born outside Japan were foaled at Runnymede Farm in Kentucky.

The Pyro colt is out of Tres Tres Joli, an unraced daughter of Gone West and Grade 3 winner Silver Tornado from the family of Roman Ruler and El Corredor. The chestnut was conceived in Japan.

"We loved the idea of mating this mare to Pyro as the match met our criteria for physical and genetic compatibility, and to say it worked is an understatement," said Runnymede vice president and general manager Martin O'Dowd.

"This foal is an absolute star; he is beautifully conformed, a very fluid mover and he has the most engaging personality. He is so inquisitive and intelligent."

Pyro won the Grade 1 Forego Stakes at Saratoga as a four-year-old after winning the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby and two Grade 3 races at three. He was also third in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes. As a two-year-old, he finished second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and the Champagne Stakes, another Grade 1.

Pyro earned more than $1.6 million and was retired to stand at Darley Japan Farm on the island of Hokkaido. Darley has supported Pyro with its own mares and hopes that the stallion can emulate the success of other sons of Pulpit such as Tapit and Sky Mesa.

Runnymede also has the only foal outside Japan by St Leger and two-time Breeders' Cup Turf winner Conduit, a filly produced by the farm's Danehill mare Josette.




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