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Hansen, the 2-year-old champion of 2011 and winner of that year's Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been sold to South Korea, former owner Dr. Kendall Hansen confirmed Oct. 8.
The 4-year-old son of Tapit began the 2013 season at Ashford Stud after retiring near the end of 2012. He won the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) and took the Iowa Derby (gr. III) by 10 lengths last year, and was runner-up in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) when trained by Mike Maker for Hansen and Skychai Racing.
"Hansen left for Korea today," Hansen said. "The government there is apparently going full-throttle trying to improve their racing industry, and they really want top bloodlines for their program."
Other notable stallions recently sold to the Korea Racing Association include Rock Hard Ten, by Kris S.,