I’ll Have Another sold for stud duty in Japan

’ll Have Another, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes last month, is bound for stud duty in Japan.

Owner Paul Reddam said Friday that a deal has been reached with Shigeyuki Okada’s Big Red Farm on the island of Hokkaido to stand I’ll Have Another beginning with the 2013 breeding season. Financial terms were confidential, Reddam said.

http://www.drf.com/news/i%E2%80%99ll-have-another-sold-stud-duty-japan

 

12 comments

  1. Elizabeth Jones · ·

    Disgusting. It is just simply a way to export this wonderful, beautiful, innocent animal out of US control to a slaughter house. If he isn’t slaughtered right away, his progeny will until they get one that is promising and then when they have no further use for him or any of his little ones they will all be slaughtered. Good God why can’t this barbaric “sport” STOP.

  2. Dennis Davey · ·

    So much for the hopla around Redman, and how the media portrayed him as a HORSE lover. This ass is no better than the kill buyers who simply profit from suffering and barbaric killing of these animals. We should write Redman, and ask along with him confirming, what agreement has he made with the buyers in order that this HORSES offspring, and for that matter IHA will not be slaughtered for meat should things not work out as planned.

    1. Heather · ·

      I am with you Dennis…let’s start a campaign to ensure his and his offspring’s safety.

  3. Just like…Ferdinand.

    1. 2fasthorses · ·

      Where does it end?

  4. Jagadambe Dasi · ·

    Sold for stud or slaughter. Great way to have his fate sealed one way or not her. Imagine what restaurants could charge for a steak made from this incredible animal. This owner who is known for using illegal drugs to keep his horses running is a prick and I wouldn’t put it past him.

  5. When the people of Japan SHOW me by way of protest that their way of thinking about animal welfare as a nation has changed then I will not feel sick to my stomach when I read that another horse has been shipped there. They are still slaughtering dolphins, whales & shipping live horses from B.C. for profit!

    1. 2fasthorses · ·

      Amen!

  6. Paula P · ·

    Relax everyone IHA is a kentucky derby Preakness Stake winner. the breeding farm he is going to has a Grade A reputation in the business of breeding. We need to pray his foals are as talented as he is…………thats where my concern lies. If he is not effective at stud he will be retired in North America. Its not the IHA’s that need to worry, it is the other ones who cannot perform. He will join Charismatic who is still alive and well. I am not saying this is right…….just speaking to IHA’s situation. Please do not throw stones at me………just reassuring folks he will be well cared for.

    I owned thoroughbreds with partners for awhile until i found out we slaughter horses in this country. Almost made me vomit. We made sure we dealt with honest trainers and plans in place for their retirement. Both were gelded and to be honest, I enjoyed them more at our trainers farm than when they raced. We got lucky……….I know there are alot of not so scruplous peoples lurking around every barn.

  7. Leslie Kuretzky · ·

    It is sad for the North American market and only time will tell if he will be a success, and I sure hope that he is.

  8. MorganG · ·

    I agree with you Barbara. When I heard this my heart froze. I pray that this horse that worked so hard with such heart will not end up as we all fear.

  9. And if the horse doesn’t work out or his foals can’t run fast enough off to the chopping block to be made into stew meat laced with Bute. You begin to wonder too why they sold the horse to someone in Japan? I guess it went to the highest bidder. When they said it was going to used as a stud they just didn’t say where.

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