Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced that Lost Treasure, a son of War Front, out of Wading by Montjeu, has been retired to the farm to stand stud duty for the 2020 breeding season.
“Lost Treasure hails from the immediate family of Galileo and Sea the Stars,” said John G. Sikura, President of Hill 'n' Dale Farms. “This is widely recognized as the most important stallion-making pedigree in the world. I saw him in Ireland and he is a very masculine, fast-looking and imposing horse. He had a few setbacks, but Aidan [O'Brien] told me the horse had tons of ability and was beaten just a length in the Group 1 Prix de L'Abbaye de Longchamp in France, a champion sprinter's race for 2-year-olds.
“His profile is very similar to Stormy Atlantic, who we brought to Kentucky and sired more than 100 stakes winners,” Sikura continued. “Hill 'n' Dale will breed a large group of mares to Lost Treasure to ensure he gets a proper chance. I have a very good feeling about this horse and will support hm accordingly. This is the type of horse that can really make it and have a meteoric rise.”
“Lost Treasure was a very fast horse who should have won a group race,” said trainer Aidan O'Brien. “He is a beautiful physical specimen and being by War Front from the stallion-producing family of Galileo he must have a great chance of making it at stud.”
Lost Treasure will stand for a fee of $5,000 LFSN.
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