Divine Prophet Will Stand at Tara Stud

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Divine Prophet | Tara Stud

G1 Caulfield Guineas hero Divine Prophet (Aus) (Choisir {Aus}–Prophet Jewel {Aus}, by Encosta de Lago {Aus}) will reverse shuttle from Aquis Farm in Australia and stand as part of a partnership between Aquis Farm and Tara Stud in Ireland it was announced Thursday. He will command €7,500. Also a winner of the G3 Up And Coming S. Down Under, Divine Prophet was third in the G1 Moet & Chandon Champagne S. and second in the G2 Stan Fox S. for trainers Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes. He was retired to Aquis Farm in Queensland this fall with three wins from 10 starts and earnings of $668,937.

Commenting on Divine Prophet’s arrival and the partnership with Aquis Farm, Tara Stud principal Derek Iceton said, “The horse is stunningly good looking, with an exceptional walk and perfect conformation. Being a Group 1 sprinter-miler by Choisir, he’s just the type of stallion the market wants. I’m doubly delighted to have been chosen to stand him by Aquis Farm, who have rapidly become a real force in Australian breeding and racing.”

Bred by T. Falcone in Australia, the bay is a full-brother to G3 Spring S. victor Proisir (Aus), who was twice placed at the highest level. This is the extended family of Australian champion older horse General Command (NZ) (Sackford) and Australian GSW & G1 Chelmsford S. runner-up Gold Pulse (Aus) (Oncidium {GB}).

“We are delighted to be partnering with Tara Stud to provide European breeders access to the best looking Australian first-season sire of 2017,” said Shane McGrath, Chief Executive Officer of Aquis Farm. “He shows strikingly similar looks to his dam sire, Encosta de Lago, and he is by Choisir, the well-known Australian speed sire who went to Europe and won the G1 King’s Stand S. and G1 Golden Jubilee S. His Caulfield Guineas win was exceptional and franked his win in the Up And Coming S. He has a physique and quality which appeals. We have been delighted with the start of his stud career in Australia.”

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