Retired Melbourne Cup Winner Americain to Stand at Calumet Farm

November 27, 2012

Retired Melbourne Cup Winner Americain to Stand at Calumet Farm

A stud deal for retired champion French thoroughbred Americain has been secured with the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner to stand at Calumet Farm in Kentucky.


2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain will stand at stud in Kentucky

Most recently prepared by Alain de Royer Dupre, and for a brief time Australia’s David Hayes for a three run campaign during this year’s autumn carnival, the eight-year-old son of Dynaformer will now embark on a new phase of a very successful career.

Americain bowed out of racing after their luckless 11th in this year’s edition of the world’s richest handicap when beaten seven lengths by Green Moon in the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 6, a race they won back in 2010 at just their second run down under.

Sure to make a very valuable stallion Ameircain’s official career record stands at 11 wins and eight minor placings from 34 starts for $5,923,677 in prize money.

The horse’s Australian-based part-owner Gerry Ryan confirmed that the respected Calumet Farm in America had purchased a 50% share of the USA-bred horse, with their initial stud fee to be announced next week.

“The deal has been done and we’ll have an announcement next week on what fee he will stand for,” Ryan said.

“Calumet has purchased 50% of the horse and we are currently weighing up a decision between two studs in Australia.

“By the end of next week we’ll announce the decision on where he will stand in Australia.

“The owner (at Calumet Farm) has about thirty mares in mind that he feels will be suitable for Americain.

“He was a big fan of Dynaformer and had built up a band of broodmares to send to the stallion but unfortunately the horse then passed away.”

Along with their historical Melbourne Cup win, Americain the first French-trained horse to win the ‘race that stops a nation’, their other major turf achievements included their third in the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase (2400m) in 2010 and their Group 2 double down under in the sprint of 2011 winning both the Moonee Valley Cup and Zipping Classic with a Melbourne Cup fourth sandwiched between the two.

Their other more recent Group 1 efforts included a third in the Australian Cup and second in The BMW beaten both times by Manighar in Melbourne and Sydney respectively during the autumn, and their game fourth to 2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden in this year’s $2.65 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

Americain is scheduled to leave for America on December 11.

Whether it is the next Melbourne Cup winner or a mid-week champ at Mildura you’re after a better price on we guarantee you’ll find the horse racing odds you’re after online at – home of the famous $400 bonus welcome bet offer.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Santa Ana Lane to chase Stradb...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin&...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin’ Through beats stablemate Egg Tart

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through claimed his first Group 1 victory when...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Ti...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Tip for Weir to Make History

Victoria’s leading horseman Darren Weir is out to emulate the late, great Bart...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Be...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Betting update: Comin’ Through the solid pick

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through remains the firm favourite for the...

Catchy to head Lindsay Park Te...

Catchy to head Lindsay Park Team in 2018 Robert Sangster Stakes

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy is set to lead the Lindsay Park Team in the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field