Americain to stand at Irish National Stud
The Irish National Stud has confirmed Americain will commence covering his first European book at its Co. Kildare headquarters next month.
Americain (USA) shuttled from Swettenham Stud to Calumet Farm in Kentucky for his first two northern books and the relocation won’t affect his residency in Victoria.
The Irish National Stud is home to champion sire Invincible Spirit. “He will bring balance to our roster which is dominated by speed influences,” chief executive John Osborne said. “Americain’s pedigree has class in every generation. His sire Dynaformer was revered in North America and was a classic sire in Europe.
“Americain can emulate that given the support his race record deserves. He will be popular here on looks alone and his first foals have his strength and quality.”
In Australia, there are 107 foals on the ground from his first book at Swettenham.
Bred by the Wertheimer brothers, Americain was trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre to win the Prix Vicomtesse Vigier and Prix Kergorlay in France before being sent to Australia where he defeated Maluckyday and So You Think in the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup.