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Haradasun to join Aidan O'Brien stable in Ireland

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  Story By Gary Crispe  
 
 


Sunday, 4 November 2007: Dual Group One winner Haradasun has run his last race in Australia and will campaign in Europe and perhaps at the Breeders Cup in America next year.

Haradasun
Haradasun
Photo by Bronwen Healy


James Bester, Coolmore's Australian spokesman, today announced future plans for the son of Fusaichi Pegasus who pulled up sore when favourite in yesterday's Group One L K S Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

"Following the race, Haradasun has undergone an extensive examination including x-rays but apart from soreness there is nothing major wrong with him," Bester said.

"Aidan O'Brien has spent time going through all Haradasun's race replays and is very keen to get him to Ballydoyle in Ireland as soon as possible so he can start working on him during the northern winter."

Coolmore purchased a half share in Haradasun from a syndicate headed by Frank Tagg that valued the colt at $45 million, a record for an Australian-bred stallion, at the end of his last preparation.

Tagg and his partners share Coolmore's desire to enhance the stallion's reputation overseas.

"Haradasun has been a top class racehorse in Australia winning two very good Group One races, the AJC Doncaster and George Ryder Stakes," Bester said.

"He has already achieved what he needed to for him to be an attractive stallion prospect in Australia."

The decision to campaign Haradasun in Europe and possibly the US is aimed at giving the horse an opportunity to add another dimension to his stud value.

Bester said Haradasun's current trainer Tony Vasil has always had the utmost faith in the colt and is delighted the stallion will be given the chance to prove himself overseas.

"Tony has always believed Haradasun would measure up to the best Europe could offer," Bester said.

Despite not winning this campaign Haradasun has raced well at the top level being placed in five of his six runs including seconds to subsequent Cox Plate winner El Segundo in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) and to crack mare Miss Finland in the Memsie Stakes.

Haradasun finished third in the Cox Plate (2040m) last Saturday after being forced into the unusual role of pacemaker.

He leaves Australia with six wins from 16 starts and over $2 million in stakes.

Bester said O'Brien is keen to have Haradasun ready for his first European racetrack appearance in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes over a mile at Royal Ascot next June.





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 Posted by pigspork, on 5-11-2007  11:33:16 AM

Gee how can you call him a champion? Most overrated horse in history of racing.Will not win a race overseas.Coolmore should do racing a favour and geld him. ”


 Posted by our_poetic_prince, on 4-11-2007  8:39:34 PM

I'll miss you too Harada old boy. My betfair account has never looked so healthy laying you. ”


 Posted by CompetitionJack, on 4-11-2007  3:06:54 PM

I'm in tears but I will still follow you champ thanks for the memories I'm miss you 4eva. ”



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