Coolmore Stud has transferred Haradasun to New Zealand in a joint venture with Grangewilliam Stud.
Haradasun (Fusaichi Pegasus) began his stud career at Coolmore Stud’s Hunter Valley headquarters for a $55,000 fee in 2008. The asking price dropped year by year and was down to $5,500 when Coolmore release the prices for its 2014 roster in April.
Haradasun was a Group 1 winner of the Doncaster Hcp and George Ryder Stakes before travelling overseas to conquer an international field in the G1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.
His first crop are four year-olds and there have been two stakes winners to date – Kabayan (G2 STC Stan Fox Stakes) and Tukiyo (Listed BRC Nudgee Hcp).
The sole stakes winner from his second crop is Respondent (G2 West. Australian Derby) and his latest batch of two year-olds is headed by Modoc. The Paul Perry trained youngster won his first two starts at Scone and Newcastle and was then placed in the $250,000 Inglis Premier at Mornington and G2 Skyline Stakes at Randwick.
Grangewilliam Stud will stand Haradasun for a $5,750 (inc gst) fee. The Waitotara based nursery is already home to Tobique (Redoute’s Choice) and Zed (Zabeel).