St Leger hero Lucarno on the move to Longford House Stud
Son of Dynaformer has sired a number of useful hurdlers
Former St Leger hero Lucarno has been transferred to Longford House Stud in County Tipperary, with his owner-breeder George Strawbridge retaining a 50 per cent share.
The 13-year-old son of Dynaformer becomes the fourth new addition to the operation for 2018, after Air Chief Marshal, Fuisse and Proclamation.
He was originally retired to Wood Farm Stud before spending two seasons at Haras de Saint-Voir in France, before returning to Britain and spending the last four years at Shade Oak Stud.
His best current offspring are the useful hurdlers Dame De Compagnie and Lamanver Odyssey.
Lucarno was entitled to excel as a jumps sire, as he won the Princess of Wales's Stakes and Great Voltigeur Stakes as well as the St Leger, and also finished fourth to Authorized in the Derby.
Furthermore, he is a brother to Group 2 winners Flying Officer and Thought Worthy out of the Listed-winning Diesis mare Vignette.
The deal to stand Lucarno in Ireland was brokered by Mick Kelly and the stallion will command a fee of €2,500.