Adam Sangster’s Victorian-based Swettenham Stud operation at Nagambie has won the battle with several powerful NSW stud farms to stand 2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain.
The beautifully bred son of Dynaformer will stand his first season at Swettenham Stud for a fee of $12,500 plus GST.
This morning an excited Adam Sangster said it was not only a privilege to have Americain at Swettenham, but said this would give Australasian breeders the best chance to breed a Melbourne Cup winner.
“Americain is a superior stayer who possesses a sensational turn of foot and it is an honour for Swettenham Stud to be selected as the home for his debut Australian season,” Sangster said.
He thanked Kevin and Colleen Bamford and Gerry and Val Ryan, the owners of Americain, for giving Victorians the chance to breed to a staying horse of such high calibre.
He also said the competition from NSW had been fierce.
Americain’s race-track deeds in Australia include his famous win in the 2010 Melbourne Cup, plus wins in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup, Group 2 Sandown Classic, and Group 3 Geelong Cup.
He finished a gallant second in the Group 1 The BMW in Sydney as well.
He also won twice at Group 2 level in France.
Americain will stand his first US breeding season at the famous Calumet Farm in Kentucky for $US20,000. Calumet has purchased a 50 percent share in Americain.