Golden Rose winner Astern will shuttle to Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky in 2018.
The highest-rated son of champion sire Medaglia d’Oro in either hemisphere with a Timeform figure of 126, the Godolphin galloper won five of his nine starts and more than A$1.1 million in prize-money. As well as his Group One victory in the Golden Rose, he also won the Gr. 2 Silver Slipper and Run To The Rose and the Gr. 3 Kindergarten Stakes.
“I just returned from seeing Astern in Australia, and I was blown away by his tremendous physique,” Darley’s American sales manager Darren Fox told Blood Horse today.
“I couldn't be more excited to get him to Kentucky. Medaglia d'Oro has been such an important stallion for us in both hemispheres, and as his best son, Astern, has all the credentials to follow in his father's footsteps.”