Champion Hansen to Stand at Ashford
Photo: Coady Photography

Breeders' Cup winner and Eclipse Award winner Hansen has been purchased to stand at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. A fee will be announced later.

By Tapit  , Hansen was unbeaten as a 2-year-old, winning a 5 1/2-furlong maiden by 12 1/4 lengths and the listed Bluegrass Cat Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes by 13 1/4 lengths before defeating grade I-winning juveniles Union Rags  , Creative Cause  , and Dullahan in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

This season Hansen cruised to a three-length win in the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) and took the Iowa Derby (gr. III) by 10 lengths from Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Hero of Order  .

"Tapit has already proven himself a remarkable stallion in his relatively short career to date, and we're delighted to have secured his best son, Hansen, who is a very good looking horse," said Ashford's director of sales Charlie O'Connor. "Together with Uncle Mo  and Lookin At Lucky   we now have the last three Eclipse Award-winning juveniles here at Ashford on a roster that also includes 2011 champion sires Giant's Causeway   and Scat Daddy  ."

Hansen, who was retired from racing in September, exited with a record of 5-2-0 from nine starts and earnings of $1,810,805.  He is out of the winning Sir Cat mare Stormy Sunday.

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