Tomahawk to Park Stud in Ontario

Tomahawk, a $2.5 million Keeneland July yearling and an Irish champion 2-year-old, will enter stud at Michael Byrne's Park Stud near Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, for a fee of $8,500 (Canadian funds).

Demi O'Byrne, an associate of John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud, bought Tomahawk for $2.5 million at the 2001 Keeneland July sale from Dromoland Farm agent. A son of Seattle Slew, Tomahawk was Ireland's champion 2-year-old male for Magnier's wife, Sue, and fellow Coolmore associate Michael Tabor. Tomahawk placed in three stakes that year, including the Darley Dewhurst (Eng-I) and Shadwell Stud Middle Park (Eng-I) Stakes.

As a 3-year-old, Tomahawk won the Oak Lodge Sires Loughbrown Stakes in Ireland and finished a close fourth in the Prix de Fontainebleu (Fr-III). He also put in a solid effort in the Sagitta Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I), beaten 2 3/4 lengths while unplaced.

Sent to the U.S. for his 4-year-old season, Tomahawk won at Gulfstream Park for D. Morgan Firestone. He retired with three wins from 14 starts and earnings of $245,963.

Bred by Peter Blum, Tomahawk is out of graded turf stakes winner Statuette (by Pancho Villa), who is a half-sister to graded winners Academy Award and Good Mood.
Tomahawk will stand as the property of Firestone Farms and Coolmore.