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High-Rise going to stud in Japan.

High-Rise is to become the seventh Derby winner of the 1990s to stand at stud in Japan.

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid's five-year-old is managed by Darley Stud and will stand at Lex Company at a fee of 1.2 million yen (approximately pounds 8,000).

High-Rise, who was retired after failing to shine in the Grade 1 Manhattan Handicap at Belmont in June, is currently going through quarantine procedures in the United States in preparation for travel to the Far East, where he will share his new home with 10 other stallions including Japanese Derby winner Dyna Gulliver.

High-Rise won the Derby in 1998 but recorded his best

performance the following month when second to Swain in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, with Royal Anthem and Daylami behind him. He advertised his stallion credentials to the Japanese last season when a fast-finishing third in the Japan Cup, with Montjeu fourth.

Darley spokesman John Ferguson said: "The horse has an excellent outcross pedigree and is closely related to top-class Darley stallion In The Wings. He'll have every chance of succeeding at Lex Company and we hope he does as well as Darley's first stallion in Japan, the leading first-season sire Carnegie."

Oath, last year's Epsom hero, was subsequently bought for $8 million (pounds 4.9 million) by Yushun Farm in Japan, which also stands 1993 Derby winner Commander In Chief, who topped the list of first-season sires in 1997.

Fellow Derby winners from the last decade-Generous, Dr Devious (who has since

returned to stand in Ireland), Erhaab and Lammtarra-were also sold to Japan.

However, Erhaab is to return to England next week and will take up stud duties for Shadwell Stud in 2001. The son of Chief's Crown, trained by John Dunlop and owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum, won the premier Classic in 1994 and also landed the Dante Stakes in record time.

Erhaab will join Nashwan, Unfuwain, Green Desert and Muhtarram at the Nunnery Stud near Thetford in Nor-


Originally exported to Japan, Erhaab had been standing at Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky where the recently retired Aljabr will take up duties. Erhaab's fee will be announced at a later date.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Author:Greene, Graham (English writer)
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Aug 11, 2000
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