Timber Country Returns to Japan from Dubai; Jade Robbery Takes Place
Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2002 11:11 AM
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2002 10:19 AM
Timber Country will return to Japan for the breeding season.
Sheikh Mohammed's attempt to breed top-level horses at his Emirates Stud Farm in Dubai took another turn when he announced plans to stand Japanese stallion Jade Robbery this breeding season. A son of Mr. Prospector out of the Nijinsky II mare Number, Jade Robbery will stand under a lease arrangement worked out with the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station. Fifteen-year-old Jade Robbery, who has sired 11 stakes winners, stood the recent Southern Hemisphere season at Widden Stud in Australia.
Sheikh Mohammed put his program in place last year when he stood Mr. Prospector's grandson, Timber Country, under a lease arrangement with Shadai. Timber Country (Woodman--Fall Aspen, by Pretense) covered about 60 mares. Ten-year-old Timber Country will stand this breeding season at Lex Stud in Japan for a fee of ¥2 million (approximately $15,000). He remains the property of Shadai.
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