Leading American side Leroidesanimaux is relocating to Lanwades Stud and to stand during the upcoming 2014 season and beyond. He is a stallion leader in the United States, among such renown stallions as Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, Speightstown, Giant’s Causeway and Kitten’s Joy.
Leroidesanimaux has raced on both dirt and turf, winning 9 out of 13 races in the United States and Canada at different distances. He earned a total of $1,658.377 during his racing career. In 2005 he took the title of Eclipse Awards Champion Turf Male Horse in the USA.
Owner and general manager of Lanwades Stud, Kirsten Rausing, says of Leroidesanimaux,
We are delighted and very proud to welcome ‘LEROI’ to Lanwades. He represents the reintroduction of the Blushing Groom sire line to the UK and with his pedigree, toughness and durability, marvelous racing form on both turf and dirt over distances up to 1m and 1/2f, , as well as his proven ability to sire World-class performers, he will be an immensely important addition to the European breeding industry.
His pedigree makes him a suitable mate for mares by Galilea, Danehill and his sons, Mr Prospector-line mares and others. It will be fascinating to breed him to daughters of Dansili! Leroi is the outcross stallion European breeders have been waiting for – and he is a proven stallion, too. We expect strong interest from mare owners throughout Europe.
To date, Leroidesanimaux has sired 108 winners of 253 races and $16,685,000. These progeny are headed by U.S. champion 3-year-old colt 2011 Grade I Kentucky Derby and this year’s Dubai World Cup, Animal Kingdom. He has also sired Grade I winner Una Cabeza, three Grade II winners and other stakes winner who are running on turf and on dirt. His first crops are basically small in numbers but he has more get coming along as two year olds in 2014.
Marc Haisfield of HallMarc Stallions said of the 13-year-old sire,
We are excited to have Leroidesanimaux continue his stud career at the premier stallion operation of Lanwades Stud. European breeders will now have the opportunity to breed to this significant sire line again.
He also said emotionally,
While it was an extremely difficult decision to make, we wanted to do right by the horse. We look forward to seeing him compete with Galileo and the other leading European sires atop the world's stallion rankings.
Leroidesanimaux will undoubtedly make his mark at Lanwades Stud.
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