Bienamado, a three-time California grade I turf winner, has been acquired by Eoin Banville for stallion duty at Arctic Tack Stud in County Wexford in Ireland, according to the Racing Post
. He formerly stood at Steve Sahadi's Cardiff Stud Farms in California.
Bienamado, who was a group winner in France, was one of the top U.S. grass runners in 2000-01. He excelled at 1 1/4 miles and beyond, scoring in such grade I contests as the Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes, Charles Whittingham Handicap, and San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap.
Bienamado, an 8-year-old son of Bien Bien out of the Vitiges mare Nakterjal, earned $1,261,089 in his career. His second dam is a half-sister to Nureyev and to the dam of Sadler's Wells. His first foals are yearlings.