Kodiak Kowboy to shuttle to Brazil
Thursday, June 19, 2014
WinStar Farm’s second-crop sire Kodiak Kowboy, who was North America’s leading freshman sire by winners in 2013, will shuttle to Brazil to stand the 2014 Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras Bage do Sul Farm.

Turf Breeding Services (TBS) of Brazil and the Kentucky-based Wynrose Equine brokered the deal to stand the 9-year-old Posse stallion in Brazil.

“We are delighted to be working with Haras Bage do Sul Farm on the exciting young stallion career of Kodiak Kowboy,” said Darren Fox, WinStar’s Director of Stallion Seasons. “With his high number of individual winners and horses of the caliber of Cool Cowboy, it is evident that Kodiak Kowboy is a stallion on the move.”

Kodiak Kowboy’s crop-leading 15 juvenile winners came from just 26 starters in 2013, and included three stakes horses led by Cool Cowboy, a dazzling winner of last month’s Golden Circle S. at Prairie Meadows. A leading 3-year-old sprinter, Cool Cowboy ran six furlongs in a sharp 1:08.84, earning a 98 Beyer for the performance.

Kodiak Kowboy ranked fourth by earnings on the Freshman Sires List in Kentucky in 2013, siring precocious stock that have continued to impress into their sophomore year. He currently has 26 winners and four stakes horses lifetime, and again ranks in the Top 5 in Kentucky among second-crop sires for 2014.

Mario Marquez, Director of TBS, said: “Kodiak Kowboy will have a tremendous impact in Brazil with the speed he will bring to his mares. We have a strong market for sprinters down here, and Kodiak Kowboy represents the typical speed and precocity that American horses are known for. One extremely important factor for Brazilian breeders, and one of the main reasons we pursued the horse, is Kodiak Kowboy's high percentage of winners to runners among first-crop stallions in 2013.”

On the track, Kodiak Kowboy was a graded stakes-winning 2-year-old who went on to become a three-time Grade 1-winning sprinter and miler in North America. He captured the Eclipse Award for Champion Sprinter before retiring sound to stud.

For more information, please contact Grant Williamson at Wynrose Equine (859-797-3443) or Darren Fox at WinStar Farm (859-684-0067).
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