Prominent French stallion Anabaa will return to Alec Head's Haras du Quesnay in France for the 2008 breeding season. The 15-year-old son of Danzig stood the past breeding season at Dr. Tony Ryan's Castleton Lyons near Lexington.
"After the huge losses that the French breeders have encountered during the 2007 season at the top level with the lost for breeding of Linamix, the death of Kendor, and some fertility problems arising with some other major stallions, the Head family has decided to return their champion Danzig stallion to Europe," the farm said in a prepared statement. "Anabaa is presently at Widden Stud in Australia and will return at the end of the year to stand at a fee of 27 000 euros."
Anabaa, a Cartier Award winner as top sprinter, has sired 48 stakes winners, including French champion Ana Marie; French group I winners Anabaa Blue, Amonita, and Rouvres; Australian champion Yell; and Germany/Italian champion Martillo.
Anabaa is out of the Gay Mecene mare Balbonella.