English Group II Winner Ivan Denisovich to Coolmore
Ivan Denisovich, an English group II winner by Danehill, has been retired for stallion duty to John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland.As a 2-year-old last year, Ivan Denisovich won the TNT July Stakes (Eng-II) and ran second in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I). This year, he won the Laing O'Rourke Solonaway Stakes and placed in the St. James Palace Stakes (Eng-I), Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT), and the Nov. 26 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT), which was his final start.Bred in Ireland by Irving Cowan, 3-year-old Ivan Denisovich not only is a half-brother to Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner and Kentucky sire War Chant , but his grandsire, Danzig, is War Chant's sire. Ivan Denisovich retired with three wins from 14 races and earnings of $437,675 for Irving and Marjorie Cowan, Sue Magnier, and Michael Tabor.A half-brother to two other stakes winners, Ivan Denisovich is out of the champion Kris S. mare Hollywood Wildcat. His fee is €9,000 (about $11,900).