The Jockey Club of Turkey has added considerable strength to its stallion roster. The outfit has purchased Dehere, Lion Heart, and Powerscourt from John Magnier and partners’ Irish-based Coolmore Stud as well as Cuvee from the Beck family’s Gainesway Farm and Yonaguska from Tom Simon’s Vinery. Gainesway and Vinery are located near Lexington. The number of stallions maintained by the Jockey Club of Turkey now is 27.
While Dehere (Deputy Minister—Sister Dot, by Secretariat) was scheduled to stand in 2010 at Coolmore Australia, Lion Heart (Tale of the Cat —Satin Sunrise, by Mr. Leader) was slated to stand at Coolmore’s North American satellite, Ashford Stud, near Versailles, Ky.
Eclipse Award winner Dehere has sired 63 stakes winners, including grade I winner Take Charge Lady and Australian and Irish champion Belle Du Jour. The 19-year-old stallion has sired the earners of $71.5 million.
Lion Heart’s dozen stakes winners include grade II winners Soul Warrior and Azul Leon. A grade I winner, 9-year-old Lion Heart is represented by the earners of $7 million. He is the Jockey Club of Turkey's youngest stallion .
Ten-year-old Powerscourt (Sadler’s Wells--Rainbow Lake, by Rainbow Quest) is a grade/group I winner. He is the sire of several winners. He was scheduled to stand in 2010 at Coolmore's Ireland-based farm.
Cuvee (Carson City--Christmas Star, by Star de Naskra) and Yonaguska (Cherokee Run--Marital Spook, by Silver Ghost) were grade I winners at 2. Nine-year-old Cuvee has sired seven stakes winners, including grade I winner Noble’s Promise.
Twelve-year-old Yonaguska, who last stood at Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana, has sired 12 stakes winners, including grade II winner Musket Man. Yonaguska’s runners have earned $13.3 million.