American Patriot to join the Darley roster in Japan

G1-winning son of prolific sire War Front will stand in Hokkaido in 2018

American Patriot, G1 Maker’s Mile Stakes winner and from the family of Symboli Kris S, has been retired from racing and will join the Darley stallion roster in Japan for 2018.

Having broken his maiden, American Patriot went on to take the G3 Kent Stakes in record time. His finest hour on the racecourse came almost exactly a year later, when he flew down the Keeneland straight to win the 1600m G1 Maker’s Mile Stakes, beating previous G1 winner What A View in the process.

American Patriot hails from a very active family, with his half-brother and sister both reaching the winners’ enclosure in 2017. His dam is herself a full-sister to G1 Dubai World Cup winner Well Armed and is from the immediate female family of multiple Champion and perennial leading Japanese sire, Symboli Kris S.

American Patriot becomes the first G1-winning son on the turf of successful American stallion War Front to stand in Japan.

Harry Sweeney, President of Darley Japan, said, "War Front has established himself as one of the great turf sires in the world and his progeny have already won eight G1 races on turf this year alone. American Patriot is a great-looking horse and we are really excited to have a grandson of Danzig standing at Darley Japan.”

American Patriot will stand at a fee of 1.5 million yen, live foal.

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