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Gr1-winning Sire Changeintheweather to Merlo Downs Stud
Queensland-based Merlo Downs Stud will stand 2001 Canadian Gr1 Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes winner Changeintheweather (Gone West-Meteor Colony, by Pleasant Colony) in 2010 for his 1st season in Australia. The US-bred son of Gone West originally retired to his breeders' farm at Kentucky-based Pin Oak Stud in 2004 & stood there for 2 seasons before being relocated to Xanthus Farm in Pennsylvania. From his US crops he has sired 47 winners from 71 runners who have notched 130 wins & over 280 placings including (from his first crop) stakes-winning 2YO Cold Trial & stakes-placed 2YO Ovechkin. Changeintheweather notched 5 wins (including 2 stakes) & 6 placings (including 4 Gr3 races) in 15 starts & earned US$441,247. He stands his 2010 season for a fee of $5,500.