Dehere Returning to Ashford Stud

Dehere, who started his stud career at Ashford Stud and later was sold to stand in Japan, is returning to John Magnier and partners farm near Versailles, Ky., to stand in 2006.

The 14-year-old son of Deputy Minister has also regularly shuttled to Australia, first to Coolmore (also owned by Magnier and partners) and later to Arrowfield Stud.

His stud fee was not announced. His highest fee while previously at Ashford was $40,000 in 1998 and 1999. This year, he stood for ¥2,500,000 in Japan (about $24,000) and is standing currently for $38,500 in Australia (about $29,000).

Dehere has sired 56 stakes winners including multiple grade I winner Take Charge Lady, Australian champion filly Belle Du Jour, Australian group I winners Defier and Bollinger, and Arkansas Derby (gr. II) winner Graeme Hall.

In 2002, he was represented by 12 stakes winners and was the second leading sire by progeny earnings with $6.1 million.

A homebred for Robert Brennan's Due Process Stable, Dehere was the champion juvenile colt in 1993.