Fusaichi Pegasus and High Yield Will Shuttle to Australia

Fusaichi Pegasus and High Yield Will Shuttle to Australia
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus will join Coolmore Stud's shuttle to Australia.
First-year stallions Fusaichi Pegasus and High Yield will join Coolmore's North America-Australia shuttle contingent this summer, as will Spinning World. Coolmore announced those additions to its Southern Hemisphere roster at Rosehill Gardens racetrack on Saturday, the same day as the running of the Coolmore Classic (Aust-I).

The additions bring the number of Coolmore stallions that will travel from Coolmore's North America base, Ashford Stud, to Australia, to eight for 2001. The Coolmore Australia stallion roster will number 14. Other Ashford-based stallions who traveled last year and are slated to stand in Australia this year are Hennessy, Honour and Glory, King of Kings, Thunder Gulch, and Woodman.

Last year, Spinning World stood the Northern Hemisphere season at East Stud in Japan, and the Southern Hemisphere season at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand on a one-year lease arrangement. He entered stud at Ashford, near Versailles, Ky., in 1998 and stands there currently for $35,000.

Coolmore's Southern Hemisphere fees are typically set after the Inglis Easter yearling and mixed sales, scheduled for April 17-19 and April 27. High Yield currently stands for $35,000, and Fusaichi Pegasus' fee is $150,000.

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