The Irish have developed a unique understanding of the horse, one passed from generation to generation along with a relationship fused through time to form the bond of mutual dependency that exists today.
Sea The Stars, whose first crop includes 2014 Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda, will be available to cover a limited book of mares to Southern Hemisphere time from his Irish base, the Aga Khan Studs announced.
A profile of 2009 European Horse of the Year Sea The Stars, now at Gilltown Stud in Ireland, including comments from his trainer, John Oxx. Watch Video
Sea The Stars covers 140 mares in Ireland in first season.
Sea The Stars, who is standing his first year at stud at Gilltown Stud in Ireland, has five mares from his stellar first book confirmed in foal.
The Aga Khan's Zarkava, the unbeaten winner of the 2008 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and that year's Cartier Horse of the Year, gave birth Feb. 6 to her first foal.
Sea The Stars, who was retired after a thrilling two-length victory over Youmzain in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 4, will enter stud in 2010 at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud in Co. Kildare, Ireland.
The Aga Khan will relocate his European champion Sinndar from his Gilltown Stud in County Kildare, Ireland, to his Haras de Bonneval in France. Taking Sinndar's place at the Irish farm is the Aga Khan's homebred Irish champion Azamour.
General Assembly, a grade I winner from Secretariat's second crop, has been euthanized in Germany,
Dalakhani, who figures to be France's champion 3-year-old after winning three group I races, has been retired from racing and will take up stallion duty alongside his champion half-brother Daylami at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud in County Kildare, Ireland.
Doyoun, a homebred classic winner for the Aga Khan and sire of two Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winners, died Dec. 5 of intestinal cancer at the Izmit Central Covering Station near Istanbul
Irish stallion Darshaan, whose 65 stakes winners included 1993 U.S. Horse of the Year Kotashaan, was euthanized May 21 at an Irish clinic because of a ruptured jejunum, which is part of the intestine.
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