Seeking The Best sold
to stand in Venezuela
SEEKING The Best, a million dollar earner who formerly stood in Kentucky, has been sold to stand at Haras Gran Derby in Caracas, Venezuela, in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer Bloodstock.
The 11-year-old son of Seeking The Gold was scheduled to stand this seasonat Colebrook Farm in Ontario, Canada, which has been his home for the past two seasons. He previously spent two seasons at Hill 'n' Dale Farm in Kentucky.
A $1 million yearling, Seeking The Best won nine races and over $1.8 million for Hideyuki Mori in Japan including the 2006 Group 3 Tokyo Chunichi Sports Hai Musahino Stakes.
Retired to stud in Kentucky in 2008, his first small crop are three-year-olds and contain five winners from 15 runners.
Seeking The Best boasts one of the deepest pedigrees in the stud book, being one of two stakes winners out of Grade 3 heroine Mackie, a half-sister to Sea Hero and Hero's Honor.
Haras Gran Derby is the largest stud farm in Venezuela and home to 90 broodmares as well as the country's leading first-season sire Music School, a son of A P Indy. Other stallions under the Haras Gran Derby roster include Great War Eagle, a Dundalk Listed winner for David Wachman in 2007, Shawaf, a Mr Prospector son of Shadayid, and Monastic Springs, a son of Sadler's Wells and South African champion Ipi Tombe.