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Arrowfield Sets Fee for Animal Kingdom

Kentucky Derby winner and champion will stand at Arrowfield Stud.

Classic winner and champion Animal Kingdom  will stand for Aus$38,500 (about $40,000 in U.S. funds) when he enters stud this September at John Messara's Arrowfield Stud in Australia.

Animal Kingdom, the 2011 winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) who last month impressed with a victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) for Team Valor International, will stand at Arrowfield during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season and then return to the U.S. for the 2014 Northern Hemisphere breeding season.

In the U.S., the son of Leroidesanimaux who has earned more than $8.3 million, will stand at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington.

Arrowfield also announced that Castleton Lyons' shuttle stallion Gio Ponti  will stand for Aus$16,500 ($17,150 in U.S. funds).

Redoute's Choice tops Arrowfield's stallion roster with a 2013 fee of Aus$137,500 ($142,917 in U.S. funds).