Saudi Arabia has bolstered its stallions numbers with the purchase of North American sires Keyed Entry, Patriot Act, Roaring Fever and Zavata.
“Saudi Arabia has a much larger breeding industry than most people think,” agent Chad Schumer said. “It’s not just the king and the royal stable.”
Keyed Entry (Honour and Glory) won the G2 Hutcheson Hcp in 2006 and, since retiring to Bridlewood Farm in Florida, has sired 22 winners from two crops of racing age.
Patriot Act (A P Indy) stood at Questroyal Stud in New York and has sired 27 winners from 82 foals of racing age.
G3 winner Roaring Fever (Storm Cat) is from the immediate family of leading sire Hussonet. He also stood at Questroyal Stud and heads to Saudi Arabia as the sire of 84 winners from 179 foals of racing age including multiple stakes winner Spa City Princess.
Zavata (Phone Trick) won the G2 Saratoga Special (G2) by 7 lengths and G3 Tremont Stakes by 6 lengths. He returned at three to land the G2 Amsterdam Stakes. Zavata is the sire of 112 winners from 235 foals of racing age led by 2010 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Dakota Phone. Zavata was based in Indiana.
Since 2011, Saudi Arabia has imported the USA / Canadian based stallions Shaniko (A P Indy), Sabre D’Argent (Kris S), Dance to Destiny (Mr. Prospector), Tranquil Manner (A P Indy), Midas Eyes (Touch Gold), Friends Lake (A P Indy), Champali (Glitterman) and Beethoven (Sky Mesa).
A P INDY
Lane’s End Farm champion sire has several sons at stud in Saudi Arabia