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European Star Golden Horn Sold To Stand At Overbury Stud

Golden Horn at Keeneland prior to the 2015 Breeders’ Cup.

Golden Horn, Europe's 2015 Horse of the Year, has been sold privately to Jayne McGivern's Dash Grange Stud, and he will be relocated to stand at Overbury Stud in Gloucestershire, England, Racing Post reports.

The 10-year-old son of Cape Cross stood the first seven seasons of his stallion career at Darley's Dalham Hall Stud in England. Blandford Bloodstock brokered the deal.

Though his stud career has been best known for siring runners on the flat, he has also had some success siring National Hunt runners; the specialty of Dash Grange Stud. Of his 22 National Hunt runners, 21 have won or placed, including Group 2 winner Stag Horn.

On the flat, Golden Horn's runners are led by West End Girl, winner of the G3 Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket, and Group 2-placed Golden Pass and Diamantis.

“His statistics make for very fine reading to date,” Overbury Stud manager Simon Sweeting told Racing Post. “As well as ten group or listed winners including 28 stakes performers on the flat, he has also made a fine start to his career as a jumps sire with his first crop 5-year-olds.”

Golden Horn won seven of nine starts, never finishing worse than second, and he earned $6,598,454.

He earned the the Cartier Horse of the Year award as Europe's top runner of 2015 on a campaign that included victories in the Group 1 Investec Derby, Coral-Eclipse Stakes, Irish Champion Stakes, and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. He also finished second in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Turf at Keeneland.

Read more at Racing Post.

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