Editorial, the half-brother to Uncle Mo by leading sire War Front, will have to forego standing his third season at stud in Maryland.
Standing stud in his first season at Haras San Pablo last year in Peru, Editorial was prepared to return to the United States for the 2020 breeding season but he ultimately will not make the trip. There were issues with quarantine and a shortage of cargo planes, as a result of the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, has stopped the process.
In January, Editorial was set to return to Maryland to begin his 2020 stud duties at Roland Farm but quarantine issues thwarted that part of the process. Scheduled to arrive through Miami, there were multiple quarantine issues delaying his arrival for the 2020 breeding season.
To exacerbate that situation, the Coronavirus outbreak started to ramp up, which has crippled the cargo shipment industry, and then caused further delays and ultimately stopped his arrival to the U.S. completely.
“Whatever could have gone wrong did go wrong, and the Coronavirus outbreak was a huge curveball for us,” relayed Sean Feld of Climax Stallions. “Editorial was starting to gain momentum in Maryland with his first two foals selling at auction for $25,000 and $15,000 respectively.
“What's really disappointing is we were excited to see an uptick in calls for people to breed to him this season,” Feld continued. “It is very unfortunate but with the continued delays and uncertainty on when he would make it back to the United States, we felt it was only fair to the breeders to be forthright and let them know now rather than string them along with the dilemma.”
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