Kissin Kris, winner of the 1993 Haskell Invitational (gr. I) and the earner of over $1.6 million in his racing career, has moved from Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in California to Canada’s Esquirol Farm.
Pierre Esquirol, owner of the Alberta Farm, purchased the 17-year-old son of Kris S. for an undisclosed amount and will stand him for $3,000 (Canadian) in 2008.
“His statistics speak for themselves,” said Esquirol. “He’s constantly come up with the classic horse that can go the distance. In my part of Canada, the focus is on sprinting, and I think people are starving for a horse that can go long.”
Kissin Kris is the sire of 2007 stakes winners Delightful Kiss (winner of the Ohio Derby (gr. III) and Iowa Derby) and Another Kris, as well as the stakes-placed Mean Kisser. He also is the sire of 2000 Canadian champion 3-year-old Kiss a Native and graded winners Cellars Shiraz, Hasty Kris, and Smoocher. His stud fee for 2007 was $5,000.