Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another returns to U.S. for 2019

Edited Press Release
November 06, 2018 11:35am

I’ll Have Another, the U.S. champion and dual classic winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, is returning to the United States, as Ballena Vista Farm on Tuesday announced him as part of its stallion roster for the 2019 breeding season.  


I’ll Have Another was found to have tendinitis the eve of the Belmont Stakes and was retired. He was purchased for $10 million and stood at Big Red Farm becoming the second-leading first-crop sire in Japan. 

"I truly consider bringing Champion I’ll Have Another back to the states as one of the most satisfying and one of the best things I've ever done in the thoroughbred industry," said 
Ballena Vista Farm owner Donald Cohn. "He is a magnificent specimen and a true champion racehorse -- the likes of what we in California have never had the opportunity to stand.”


I’ll Have Another retired with a record of five wins and a second in seven career starts, with earnings of $2,693,600. His victories included the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Santa Anita Derby, all Grade 1s. Undefeated at 3, he was the Eclipse Champion Three-Year-Old of 2012. At 2, he broke his maiden July 3 at Hollywood Park, then ran second to Creative Cause in the Best Pal Stakes (G2).


“I'll Have Another was an absolute beast," said trainer Doug O'Neill. "His competitive nature, his high energy and tremendous stride helped him win two classics and a championship.”


Bred in Kentucky, the 2009 son of Flower Alley and Gal Edith, by Arch, is from the family of top prominent sire Into Mischief.


I’ll Have Another will stand for the introductory fee of $6,000 live foal as the property of Ballena Vista Farm.


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