INGLEWOOD, Calif. (June 22, 2012)—Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another will begin the next phase of his career – as a stallion – in Japan.
According to Bloodhorse.com, the 3-year-old son of Flower Alley, who has made his home at Betfair Hollywood Park and began his limited, but illustrious career, with a debut win over Cushion Track last July 3, has been sold to Japanese interests.
I’ll Have Another, who was retired due to tendonitis in his left front leg the day before he was to try for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes June 9, will enter stud at Shigeyuki Okada’s Big Red Farm in Niikkap on the island of Hokkaido.
The stallion roster at Big Red Farm includes, among others, multiple graded stakes winner Roses in May and 2009 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Conduit.
Trained by Doug O’Neill for owner J. Paul Reddam, I’ll Have Another ended his career with five wins in seven starts and earnings of $2,693,600. Three of his victories came in Grade I’s. Prior the Derby and Preakness, the colt, who is out of the Arch mare Arch’s Gal Edith, won the Santa Anita Derby April 7.
The website also reported I’ll Have Another will be sent to Big Red Farm upon the completion of “procedural bloodwork.’’
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