Champion Hansen to Stand in South Korea
Eclipse Award winner Hansen has been sold and will stand in South Korea, it was reported by the Blood-Horse Tuesday.
Dr. Kendall Hansen, the former owner of the champion 2-year-old colt, confirmed the horse’s sale on Tuesday morning.
“Hansen left for Korea today,” Hansen told the publication. “The government there is apparently going full-throttle trying to improve their racing industry, and they really want top bloodlines for their program.”
Hansen, a 4-year-old son of leading sire Tapit, stood his first season at stud at Ashford Stud in 2013.
During his racing career, Hansen won five of nine starts and earned $1,810,805. Hanson was undefeated as a juvenile, capping his year with a victory in the G1 Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The following year, Hansen posted wins in the G3 Gotham Stakes and the G3 Iowa Derby.
Hansen was bred in Kentucky by Dr. Hansen, and raced for Hansen and Skychai Racing. He was trained by Mike Maker.
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