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Animal Kingdom's Sire To Move To UK
Leroidesanimaux, Eclipse Champion Turf Horse and sire of Arrowfield Stud's Dubai World Cup & Kentucky Derby winning first season sire Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux-Dalicia, by Acatenango) is set to move to Newmarket based Lanwades Stud in the UK, reports thoroughbreddailynews.com. To date, Leroidesanimaux has produced the winners of in excess of US$16 million, including Gr1 winner Una Cabeza and a further three Gr2 winners. Lanwades principal Kirsten Rausing enthused, "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 1 1/2 miles, 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 Galileo, 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." Leroidesanimaux stood previously at Florida's Stonewall Farm with HallMarc's Marc Haisfield adding, "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." A fee is yet to be announced.