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Boost for France as Scat Daddy's Seabhac secured to stand in Normandy

Seabhac: a Grade 3 winner in his short career
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The French stallion ranks are to welcome their first son of late sire sensation Scat Daddy next year, when Seabhac takes up duties at Haras de Saint-Arnoult in Normandy.

The three-year-old was bred by Three Chimneys Farm and sold at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale to Donegal Racing for $170,000.

He made only three starts for Todd Pletcher in a career shortened by injury, but he proved he was out of the top drawer by winning the Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes on the turf at Belmont from subsequent Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf third Voting Control and Grade 2 scorer Maraud.

Seabhac is the first foal out of Curlin Hawk, a Curlin half-sister to champion and Grade 1 sire Afleet Alex.

The dam was sold to Japanese interests in foal to Malibu Moon for $800,000 at Keeneland last November.

Scat Daddy has in recent years risen to become one of the most respected stallions worldwide, supplying Royal Ascot winners Acapulco, Caravaggio, Con Te Partiro, Lady Aurelia, No Nay Never and Sioux Nation, and US Triple Crown hero Justify.

Sadly, he died suddenly at Ashford Stud in Kentucky in 2015, meaning his final crop are two-year-olds. That group already includes the stakes winners Sergei Prokofiev, Skitter Scatter, So Perfect and Van Beethoven.

There are also hints that Scat Daddy might turn out to be an important sire of sires, with No Nay Never's first crop of juveniles this year having yielded 18 winners including stakes scorers Land Force, Mae Never No and Servalan.

Scat Daddy has in recent years risen to become one of the most respected stallions worldwide
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