Le Fou set to leave Arctic Tack Stud to return to France
Half-brother to Montjeu takes up duty at Haras de Sivola
Le Fou, a jumps stallion who has stood at Arctic Tack Stud in County Wexford since 2013, is returning to France in 2017.
The 17-year-old son of Polish Precedent - a half-brother to brilliant racehorse and sire Montjeu and to useful jumps sire Gold Well - will stand at Gilles Trapenard's Haras de Sivola in central France.
Le Fou formerly stood at Haras du Hoguenet and Haras du Grand Chesnaie before moving to Ireland, where he covered 73 mares in 2013, 113 in 2014, 39 in 2015 and nine this year.
Leading progeny of Le Fou include classy handicappers Cedre Bleu, Dolatulo and Urbain De Sivola.
Le Fou was a talented performer in his own right, finishing second in the Group 3 Prix la Force and defeating Westerner and Sulamani to win a Longchamp conditions race.
He will stand alongside Noroit at Haras de Sivola.