I’ll Have Another headed to stud duty in Japan
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another is headed
to stud duty in Japan.
A representative of Paul Reddam said Friday that the owner has
reached an agreement to sell the colt to Shigeyuki Okada of Big Red
Farm on the island of Hokkaido. Financial terms were not disclosed.
I’ll Have Another will stand at stud starting with the 2013
breeding season alongside two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf winner
David Leach, who works for Reddam’s CashCall Inc. in Anaheim,
Calif., says the deal is contingent upon I’ll Have Another meeting
Japanese export requirements. The colt is tentatively set to leave
for Japan in August.
Besides Conduit, Big Red Farm is home to Roses in May, a
multiple stakes winner in the United States. I’ll Have Another
would follow 1989 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Sunday
Silence and 2006 Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker in standing at
stud in Japan.
He was attempting to become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown
winner when a tendon injury led to his sudden retirement a day
before the June 9 Belmont Stakes. I’ll Have Another finished his
career with five wins in seven starts and earnings of $2,693,600,
with four of those wins coming this year.
I’ll Have Another is based at trainer Doug O’Neill’s stable at
Betfair Hollywood Park.