Irish-based Coolmore Stud has announced that dual Breeders' Cup winner High Chaparral will be rested from his Southern Hemisphere shuttling duties this season.
High Chaparral, who has shuttled to New Zealand's Windsor Park Stud for the past two seasons, will not be available this year due to the overwhelming support he has received in the Northern Hemisphere.
Coolmore's Christy Grassick said, "It's a very difficult call to make, but we have to put the horse first and this is why the decision has been made."
Windsor Park Stud's Nelson Schick said, "Although we are very disappointed with the news, we understand Coolmore's situation. After such a busy year it would be the logical Southern Hemisphere season to rest him."
Eight-year-old High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells--Kasora, by Darshaan) captured his first John Deere Breeders' Cup (gr. IT) in 2002 and his second the following year when he won in a dead heat. He earned an Eclipse Award both years and also was a champion in England and Ireland.