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.

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