Millionaire Ekraar will take up Southern Hemisphere stallion duty at Stoney Bridge in Karaka, New Zealand. Seven-year-old Ekraar, owned by Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell operation and standing at Paolo Crespi's Allevamento di Besnate near Milan, Italy, was a group I winner in Italy and a group II winner in England as well as group I-placed in several countries. He won eight of 25 starts and earned $1,353,014.
A son of Red Ransom
, Ekraar is out of Eclipse Award winner Sacahuista (by Raja Baba) and is a half-brother to successful sire Hussonet
, who is standing his first season in the U.S. Ekraar's fee is $10,000 (in New Zealand funds, plus GST).