Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (G1T) winner American Patriot has been retired from racing and will join the Darley stallion roster in Japan for 2018.
After breaking his maiden, American Patriot went on to take the Kent Stakes (G3T) in record time at Delaware Park. His finest hour on the racecourse came almost exactly a year later, when he flew down the Keeneland stretch to win the Maker's 46, beating grade 1 winner What A View in the process.
American Patriot hails from a very active family, with his half brother and sister both reaching the winner's circle in 2017. His dam is a full sister to Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) winner Well Armed and is from the immediate female family of multiple champion and perennial leading Japanese sire, Symboli Kris S.
American Patriot becomes the first turf grade 1-winning son of successful American stallion War Front to stand in Japan.
Harry Sweeney, president of Darley Japan, said, "War Front has established himself as one of the great turf sires in the world and his progeny have already won eight grade 1 races on turf this year alone. American Patriot is a great-looking horse and we are really excited to have a grandson of Danzig standing at Darley Japan."
American Patriot will stand at a fee of ¥1.5 million (more than US$13,000), live foal.