Grade 1 winner Admiral Kitten has been sold to stand at Moutonshoek Stud in South Africa starting with the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
The 7-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy is in his second season at stud and currently resides at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., where he stands for an advertised fee of $4,000. He debuted last year at Stroud’s Lane Farm in Reddick, Fla., where he was bred to 20 mares.
The sale to South Africa was confirmed by James LaMonica of Kentucky-based bloodstock agency The Stallion Co. Admiral Kitten will enter quarantine at the conclusion of the Northern Hemisphere season.
Admiral Kitten won four of 16 starts for earnings of $792,394, highlighted by victories in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes, the Grade 3 John B. Connally Turf Cup, and the listed El Joven Stakes. He placed in six additional graded stakes races.
The extended family includes champion Cozzene; Grade/Group 2 winners Funistrada, Awesome Gem, Movin’ Money, Krisada, Spring Venture, Ahh Chocolate, and Ancient Secret; and Grade 3 winners Rahystrada and Lone Star Sky.
Admiral Kitten joins a stallion roster at Moutonshoek Stud that also includes two-time Canadian champion Marchfield and 2008 Travers Stakes runner-up Mambo in Seattle.