Archarcharch and Tizway sold to stand in South Korea
Spendthrift Farm has first refusal to buy back the Grade 1 winners
Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky has sold two of its young stallions to South Korea.
In a deal brokered by agent Jun Park, both Archarcharch and Tizway will continue their stud careers in Asia.
Archarcharch, a nine-year-old son of Arch, won the Arkansas Derby before running down the field behind Animal Kingdom in the Kentucky Derby and being retired early due to injury.
His best offspring is Toews On Ice, winner of the Grade 3 Bob Hope Stakes and second in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity, while another son Qatar Man finished fourth in the Group 3 UAE 2,000 Guineas this year.
Tizway, a 12-year-old by Tiznow, was a dual Grade 1 winner in the Metropolitan and Whitney Invitational handicaps.
His most notable progeny is Coasted, who finished second to New Money Honey in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf last year.
“Korea is always looking for opportunities to improve the country’s breeding programme,” said Park. “These stallions are a wonderful addition to Korea’s stallion roster, and we are excited to be able to offer them to Korean breeders.”
As part of the deal to export the stallions, Spendthrift has secured first right of refusal should the new owner ever decide to sell the stallions.
In addition, Archarcharch and Tizway will be returned to the US at the conclusion of their respective careers in the breeding shed.