Sheikh Mohammed put his program in place last year when he stood Mr. Prospector's grandson, Timber Country, under a lease arrangement with Shadai. Timber Country (Woodman--Fall Aspen, by Pretense) covered about 60 mares. Ten-year-old Timber Country will stand this breeding season at Lex Stud in Japan for a fee of ¥2 million (approximately $15,000). He remains the property of Shadai.
Sheikh Mohammed's attempt to breed top-level horses at his Emirates Stud Farm in Dubai took another turn when he announced plans to stand Japanese stallion Jade Robbery this breeding season. A son of Mr. Prospector out of the Nijinsky II mare Number, Jade Robbery will stand under a lease arrangement worked out with the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station. Fifteen-year-old Jade Robbery, who has sired 11 stakes winners, stood the recent Southern Hemisphere season at Widden Stud in Australia.