Graded Stakes Winner Zanjero to Stand in Turkey for 2014

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Zanjero, shown winning the 2008 KY Cup at Turfway Zanjero, shown winning the 2008 KY Cup at Turfway

Multiple graded stakes winner Zanjero is preparing to relocate overseas following his purchase by Turkish interests.

According to the Blood-Horse, Zanjero has been put into the mandatory 30-day quarantine at a Lexington, Ky., farm before he is scheduled to ship to Turkey on Jan. 13. He will stand at the Jockey Club of Turkey’s Karacabey National Stud for a fee of 6,000 Turkish Lira, approximately $3,000. He previously stood at Milllenium Stud near Lexington for $7,500.

The Grade 2 Indiana Derby-winner is a 9-year-old son of Cherokee Run out of the A.P. Indy dam Checkered Flag. From 18 starts, Zanjero had six wins, five seconds and four thirds for lifetime earnings of $1,620,786.

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