Philanthropist, a successful Canadian sire, will relocate to the Rupert family's Drakenstein Stud in the Western Cape in South Africa. The 11-year-old son of Kris S. formerly stood at Gardiner Farms Limited near Caledon, Ontario, Canada. His 2012 fee was $10,000 (Canadian funds).
Philanthropist, whose first crop of runners are 4-year-olds, has sired five stakes winners including Pender Harbour, who was named Canadian champion 3-year-old male of 2011 after winning the Breeders' Stakes and the Prince of Wales Stakes. Another of Philanthropist's runners, Hippolytus, ran second in that year's Queen's Plate Stakes ahead of Pender Harbour, who was third.
Philanthropist was bred by Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps and raced for Phipps Stable, winning the 2005 Queen's County Handicap (gr. III). Philanthropist was retired from racing with a record of 6-4-2 from 18 starts and earnings of $266,430.
Philanthropist is out of the grade II stakes-placed Mr. Prospector mare Hidden Reserve and is a half brother to grade III winner Defer. Hidden Reserve is a full sister to grade I winner Educated Risk and a half sister to champion Inside Information.
The deal was arranged in part by Erin American Bloodstock.