Kris Kin transfers to Libya

Following last month’s news of Victorian sire Churchill Downs transferring to Libya, it’s been announced classic winner Kris Kin will join him at Al Shaab Stud in Tripoli.

Kris Kin (Kris S) won the 2003 English Derby and, after retiring to Derrinstown Stud in 2004, he made further moves to Morristown Lattin Stud and Azienda Agricola Mandorli in Italy.

Kris Kin has sired 33 winners at a 46% strike-rate topped by the stakes winners Altair Star (Germany) and Cima On Fly (Italy).

Besides Churchill Downs, who was based at Blue Gum Farm in association with Coolmore, Al Shaab Stud is home to 8 stallions including Randwick winner Backdraft (Testa Rossa).