Northwest Stud of Ocala, Florida, has announced it has sent Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote to New Zealand for the shuttle season and the son of High Chaparral will arrive at Highview Stud in mid-July after spending a quarantine period in Kentucky.
Wrote is the only Gr. I-winning 2-year-old by High Chaparral in the world, and has been standing at Northwest Stud for four seasons. He was bred to 50 mares his first year and his initial crop will reach the races this season.
After winning twice in Ireland at two for the noted stable of Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, then finishing third in the Gr. II Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket, Wrote came to the U. S. in 2011 and scored a 2 1/4-length victory in the Gr. I, $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs. As a 3-year-old, he finished third in two Gr. II races, the U. A. E. Derby at Meydan and the Derrinstown Stud Derby at Leopardstown in Ireland. He retired after making just 11 starts with earnings of $815,943.
Wrote's sire, High Chaparral, won the Eclipse Award as best turf horse twice after capturing the Gr. I Breeders' Cup Turf in 2002 and 2003. He won the Gr. I Epsom Derby and Gr. I Irish Derby and was named Champion 3-year-old colt in England, and Champion 3-year-old colt and Champion older male twice in Ireland. He has sired 11 champions in seven countries. Wrote's dam is the Green Desert mare Desert Classic, and her family tree dates back to such legendary names as Nureyev, Sadler's Wells and Blame.
Arrangements for the stallion's southern hemisphere stud career were made between Alfredo Lichoa of Northwest Stud and Brent Gallovic of Gallovic Bloodstock.
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