Mull of Kintyre to Ashford

Classic sire Mull of Kintyre, who stood at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, will relocate to the outfit's North American base, Ashford Stud, near Versailles, Ky. His 2007 fee is $10,000.

Mull of Kintyre's son, Araafa, a leading European miler, captured this year's classic Boylesports Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) and the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I). He also ran second in this year's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I).

Mull of Kintyre's other 2006 stakes winners include German group winner La Dancia.

Nine-year-old Mull of Kintyre is by Danzig and his dam, Retrospective (by Easy Goer), is out of a half-sister to prominent stallion Broad Brush. An English group II winner as a 2-year-old, Mull of Kintyre ran fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in his first U.S. race.

"He has the pedigree, race record, and looks to make a leading stallion, and has already proven himself capable of siring a top runner," said Aisling Duignan, Ashford's director of sales. "From a commercial point of view, he also gets very good-looking horses."

Mull of Kintyre has sired the earners of $2.1 million.