Triple Threat assigned stallion job in Normandy
Triple Threat assigned stallion job in Normandy By Martin Stevens 6:14PM 5 NOV 2016
TRIPLE THREAT, a high-class son of Monsun, will take up stallion duty at Haras du Mont Goubert, an operation known for standing trotters, in Normandy next year.
The six-year-old will stand as a dual-purpose stallion at a fee of €3,000 and will be supported by Louis Baudron and Jean-Pierre Dubois.
Triple Threat, bred and raced by Team Valor and Gary Barber, is out of Drei, a daughter of Lyphard and Grade 2 winner Triple Tipple whose other foals include Mrs Marsh, the dam of Canford Cliffs.
He started his racing career with Andre Fabre in France, where he won the Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam and Group 3 Prix La Force.
Triple Threat later joined Bill Mott in the US and added victories in the Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes and a third-place effort in the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes to his record.
His sire Monsun has hit a rich vein of form this week, with son Almandin becoming his third Melbourne Cup winner in four years and his daughters having produced Group 1 winners Waldgeist and Guignol.
Triple Threat is the third son of Monsun announced to be joining the stallion ranks in 2017 after Vadamos (Tally-Ho Stud) and Protectionist (Gestut Rottgen).