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Grade 1 Winner Klimt Sold To Stand In Turkey

Klimt, a Grade 1 winner and freshman sire, has been purchased by the Turkish Jockey Club, and he will relocate to that country for the 2022 breeding season, the Turkish publication Yaris Dergisi reports.

The 7-year-old son of Quality Road previously stood at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he entered stud in 2018.

Klimt currently ranks sixth among North American freshman sires by progeny earnings, with $1,091,435 from 72 starters and 21 winners. His best runners to date include stakes-placed runners Rumble Strip Ron, Sea Art, Barone Cesco, and Quality Bet.

During his own on-track career, Klimt won three of eight starts, and earned $468,960. His resume was highlighted by victories in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity and G2 Best Pal Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by Thor-Bred Stables, Klimt is out of the stakes-placed Dixie Union mare Inventive, and he's a half-brother to Grade 3-placed West Coast Chick. His extended family includes Grade 1 winners Concern and Fara's Team.

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