U S Ranger , the 10-year-old Danzig sire and former champion sprinter in Europe, has been sold and relocated to Rancho San Miguel Farm near San Miguel, CA to stand for the 2015 breeding season.
His fee will be $3,000 stands and nurses.
"We are delighted to have been able to secure U S Ranger for Marsha Naify, who will stand the stallion at Rancho San Miguel in California," said Narvick International's Emmanuel de Seroux, who purchased U S Ranger as agent on behalf of Naify's Liberty Road Stables. "U S Ranger is a magnificent individual who is producing speed and quality 2-year-olds, which is what California breeders are looking for. Rancho San Miguel has great clientele, and U S Ranger will be given a fantastic opportunity in California."
Added Naify: "Bringing a horse of this caliber to California is going to greatly benefit our breeding industry here in the state. I am extremely excited to have U S Ranger on our roster. He is a proven sire with a top pedigree."
U S Ranger has sired two crops to race, led by graded or group stakes winners Solitary Ranger, Lawn Ranger, and Australian group III winner Get the Nod. Solitary Ranger won the 2013 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) at Arlington International Race Course, and Lawn Ranger captured the 2014 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland.
On the track, U S Ranger was an undefeated juvenile in France, with four dominating wins—including a stakes record—to begin his career. He was named champion sprinter at 3 and 4, and was a group I performer in both England and France. He moved to America as a 5-year-old and was graded stakes-placed before retiring to stud at Pauls Mill in Versailles, KY, in 2010. U S Ranger has stood at WinStar for the past two breeding seasons.
Bred in Kentucky by Joseph Allen, U S Ranger is out of the Red Ransom mare My Annette, who is a three-quarter sister to the late breed-shaping sire Dynaformer.