Japanese Horse Of The Year Maurice Will Shuttle To Australia In 2017

by | 02.07.2017 | 3:04pm
Maurice and Ryan Moore dominate the 2016 Hong Kong Cup in the horse's swansong performance

Named the Horse of the Year by the Japan Racing Association in 2015, Maurice has already been booked full for his first northern hemisphere season at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan. Owner Katsumi Yoshida said that he will send Maurice the best mare in his band, Gentildonna, two-time Horse of the Year and seven-time Group 1 winner. On Tuesday, Australia's Arrowfield Stud announced that the six-time Group 1 winner will shuttle to the southern hemisphere for its breeding season, beginning in 2017, according to livetradingnews.com.

“Nobody could fail to be impressed by Maurice's extraordinary performances at the highest level,” said Arrowfield's Chairman John Messara. “We are privileged to have the opportunity to stand the Yoshidas' charismatic superstar whose physique, 1600-metre dominance and Danehill-free status make him a wonderful addition to our roster.”

In Australia, Maurice will stand for $A33,000 (approximately $25,000 US).

Read more at livetradingnews.com.

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