Grade I Turf Winner Prince Arch to Stand in Ireland

Prince Arch, a grade I turf winner who beat grass champion Kitten's Joy at Churchill Downs, will stand in 2007 at Bridge House Stud in County Westmeath, Ireland.

A 6-year-old son of Arch, Prince Arch scored his big win in the 2005 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) in course-record time of 2:11.44 for 1 3/8 miles. In 2004, he captured three stakes, two of which were graded, including the Jefferson Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs over that year's turf champion Kitten's Joy.

Prince Arch was bought for $300,000 by Brian Grassick at the 2006 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale from Hunter Valley Farm, agent.

Prince Arch, who also won on dirt, retired with six wins and five placings from 15 races and earnings of $609,186 for owner Raymond Cottrell Sr. and trainer Kenneth McPeek. He was produced from the Kris mare Princess Kris.