WinStar homebred Colonel John, a multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire on the track and sire of current Graded stakes-winning colts Airoforce, Cocked and Loaded, and Dalmore, has been purchased by the Korea Thoroughbred Breeders Association (KTBA) and will stand stud in Jeju-do, Korea in 2017.
“The KTBA is very excited to stand Colonel John,” said bloodstock agent Jun Park, a longtime advisor to the KTBA who brokered the deal. “He will be a wonderful addition to their growing breeding program.”
The 11-year-old son of Tiznow will enter quarantine before shipping to South Korea at the end of October to take up residence at his new home of Jeju Stud Farm, which also currently stands former American stallions Any Given Saturday and Chapel Royal.
Colonel John’s biggest career wins as a racehorse came in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) and Travers S. (G1). As a sire, he ranks No. 1 on the latest North American Fourth-Crop Sires List for 2016, and is a clear No. 2 on the Cumulative Fourth-Crop Sires List in North America behind Pioneerof the Nile.