Zambezi Sun on the move to Coolagown Stud

Zambezi Sun: son of Dansili won the Grand Prix de Paris

PICTURE: Coolagown Stud Zambezi Sun on the move to Coolagown Stud By Martin Stevens 1:02PM 7 OCT 2016

ZAMBEZI SUN, a Group 1-winning son of Dansili, has joined the roster at Coolagown Stud in County Cork from Haras de la Hetraie in France in a deal brokered by agent Richard Venn.

The 12-year-old, who stands 16.2hh, was trained by Pascal Bary for owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah to finish a close fourth in the Prix du Jockey Club before winning the Grand Prix de Paris by five lengths. He defeated Schiaparelli to win the Prix Foy at four.

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Zambezi Sun is a half-brother to Group 2 winner Kalabar out of a winning daughter of Zafonic and Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Interval, from the strong Juddmonte family of top-level winners Continent and Midships.

He has no Sadler's Wells in his pedigree, so could be considered an outcross for the many jumps mares descended from the legendary stallion.

Zambezi Sun has sired winners on the Flat and is developing into a good source of jumpers, including dual chase winner All Together, unbeaten six-length bumper winner Du Soleil and Mango Cap, a recent winner over hurdles at Perth for David Pipe.

Coolagown Stud owner David Stack said: "Zambezi Sun is a striking individual, with a great walk, a physique to match and an excellent temperament.

"He should be a valuable addition to the Irish stallion ranks, as he is a Group 1 winner by leading sire Dansili, who has statistically proven to be so successful with Sadler's Wells-line mares."

A fee will be announced at a later date.

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