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UK Champ Swain Moves To Canadian Stud
Also in Canada, 17-year-old former English & Irish champion Swain (Nashwan-Love Smitten, by Key To The Mint) "will stand in 2010 at Ascot Stud in Ontario" for C$3,500 reported bloodhorse.com Canada. Swain (who previously stood at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm in Kentucky) has sired 12 stakes-winners (including Gr1-winner Dimitrova & Gr2-winner Stanley Park) & has progeny earnings of US$11.3 million. On the track, Swain won the UK Gr1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes twice, plus the UK Gr1 Coronation Cup & Irish Gr1 Champion Stakes (as well as finishing 3rd in 2 runnings of the US Gr1 Breeders' Cup Turf) & earned US$3,797,566.