Australian group I winner Hampton Court will be making a move stateside, as it was announced he will stand the 2016 breeding season at the Spendthrift Farm, which is located near Lexington.
Hampton Court will be the latest participant in the farm’s popular ‘Breed Secure’ and ‘Share The Upside’ programs.
“We are excited to be able to offer American breeders the opportunity to ‘Share The Upside’ or ‘Breed Secure’ on Hampton Court, a record-breaking grade I winner by one of the world’s very best stallions over the course of the last dozen years,” said Spendthrift Owner B. Wayne Hughes.
Hughes went on to say: “Redoute’s Choice is Danehill’s best son at stud, and Danehill was Danzig’s best son at stud. We believe Hampton Court can be an important and unique stallion for American breeders from a highly successful sire line, and we look forward to showing him off to those who want to stop by the farm and see him.”
Fees for ‘Breed Secure’ and ‘Share The Upside’ have been set at $7,500 for Hampton Court. Breeders who take part in the ‘Share The Upside’ program earn lifetime breeding rights that begin in 2017 after paying the stud fee and having access to just one live foal. For those uninterested in taking part in either program a one-time $6,000 stud fee is available on a typical stands-and-nurses contract.
Hampton Court’s biggest career victory came as a three-year-old at the $500,000 Spring Champions Stake (AUS-I), where he broke a 16-year-old course record, winning the race in a time of 2:00.19.