U S Navy Flag to shuttle to New Zealand's The Oaks Stud instead of Valachi Downs
The son of War Front will stand for a fee of NZ$15,000
European champion two-year-old and July Cup winner U S Navy Flag will bolster The Oaks Stud’s stallion roster for the forthcoming breeding season, where he will stand at NZ$15,000 (£7.800/€9,000).
Formerly shuttling to Matamata thoroughbred nursery Valachi Downs, the son of War Front has transferred to The Oaks Stud after a business model change by Valachi Downs principals Kevin and Jo Hickman.
U S Navy Flag is out of the prolific Galileo mare Misty For Me, a champion two- and three-year-old filly in Ireland and also dam of Falmouth, Prix Rothschild and Sun Chariot winner Roly Poly, also by War Front.
Rick Williams, general manager for The Oaks Stud, is looking forward to adding the stallion to the Cambridge farm’s roster, where he will join Darci Brahma ($15,000), Niagara ($5,000), and Roc De Cambes ($5,000).
“The Oaks Stud have been a supporter of U S Navy Flag since he went to stud in 2019,” said Williams. “He has over 100 first-crop foals and I have inspected approximately a third of them and they are as good a line-up as I have seen.”
U S Navy Flag is currently standing the northern hemisphere season at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, where he is advertised at a fee of €12,500.
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