"Manndar is from one of the Aga Khan's top families and provides breeders with the opportunity to breed to a multiple grade I winner at a very affordable price," said John Greely IV.Manndar, who raced in the U.S. for Andrea Pollack's Columbine Stable in partnership with Tom Nichols and Jay M. Jones Jr., won four of 20 starts and earned $1,128,835. His stakes-winning, multiple stakes-producing dam, Madiriya, is by Diesis.
Multiple grade I winner Manndar will enter stud at Wintergreen Stallion Station near Midway, Ky. His fee is $3,500.Bred in Ireland by the Aga Khan's Studs, the 6-year-old son of Doyoun won two grade I stakes. He took the 2000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT) in May at Churchill Downs, giving trainer and Wintergreen partner, C. Beau Greely, his first grade I victory. The conditioner owns the farm with his brother, John Greely IV. The following month, Manndar took the Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park.Manndar, who began his racing career for the Aga Khan, also was a stakes winner in England and group stakes-placed in France. His U.S. stakes-placings included runner-up efforts in the 2000 Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT) and the 1999 Early Times Hollywood Derby (gr. IT).