Thunder Gulch and Honour and Glory, both of whom stand at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., and Virginia stallion Housebuster will shuttle to Argentina for the Southern Hemisphere season. All three will stand at farms located near San Antonio de Areco in the province of Buenos Aires.
A champion and dual classic winner, 12-year-old Thunder Gulch (Gulch
--Line of Thunder, by Storm Bird) will stand at Raul Lottero's Haras La Esperanza, a newly formed division of Haras Vacacion. Thunder Gulch was North America's leading sire of 2001 the year his son Point Given was Horse of the Year. Thunder Gulch has sired 37 stakes winners, including millionaire Spain.
Millionaire and grade I winner Honour and Glory, an 11-year-old son of Relaunch out of the Al Nasr mare Fair to All, will hold court at Haras De La Pomme. Honour and Glory, who was North America's leading sire of 2-year-olds as a freshman stallion in 2000, is the sire of that year's champion juvenile filly Caressing, plus 18 other stakes winners.
Housebuster, who stood several seasons in Japan before being returned to the U.S. for the 2002 breeding season, will head to Haras El Paraiso following the end of the breeding season at Blue Ridge Farm near Upperville, Va. An Eclipse Award-winning sprinter, 17-year-old Housebuster (Mt. Livermore--Big Dreams, by Great Above) has sired 31 stakes winners.