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So You Think - The Curragh 27.05.2012

So You Think: set to stand at Coolmore Australia for A$66,000

  PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)  

Strong Australian
book for So You Think

SO YOU Think is set to serve an exceptional book of mares when he returns to Australia for his first season at Coolmore Stud later this year.

"We are delighted by the extent to which Australasian breeders have shown a willingness to support So You Think with their very best mares," said Coolmore's Tom Magnier.

"He's set to join us for the breeding season in the spring with an impeccable set of credentials for a young sire."

The list of quality producers set to be covered by the horse that is universally regarded as the best Australasian colt to retire to stud in recent times includes the dams of Group 1 winners Yosei, Maldivian, Shocking, Southern Speed, Eremein, Irish Lights and Gold Edition.

Others include No Evidence Needed, Steps In Time, Military Rose, Galileo's Galaxy, Heidilicious, Face Value and Awesome Planet.

Part owner Dato Tan Chin Nam, in whose colours So You Think so famously established his champion status, will support his charge with a plethora of quality race mares and producers which includes Group 1-winning pair Faint Perfume and Dariana.

'We consider it a huge endorsement of So You Think that so many top class breeders are supporting him in such quantity with such fantastic mares," said Magnier.

"We have tremendous faith in him as he has everything we look for in a sire.

"He's just a brilliant racehorse and a magnificent specimen, but most importantly for many breeders he's going to serve as a wonderful outcross to the Danehill line.

"He was very impressive at Royal Ascot. He travelled like the best horse in the race and his acceleration was a joy to behold.

"To win ten Group One races is a testament to not only his brilliance, but also his iron constitution and we'll look forward to the Eclipse with great anticipation."

So You Think is set to join the roster at Coolmore Australia this spring on an advertised fee of A$66,000 (£43,075/€53,310).

 

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