Mendelssohn Shuttling To Chile For Southern Hemisphere Breeding Season

Mendelssohn, the winner of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, will stand the 2020 Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Haras Don Alberto in Chile, the South American publication Turf Diario reports.

The 5-year-old son of Scat Daddy recently completed his second Northern Hemisphere season at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., where he was advertised for a fee of $35,000. His first foals are weanlings of 2020.

Mendelssohn is out of 2016 Broodmare of the Year Leslie’s Lady, making him a half-brother to champion Beholder, leading commercial sire Into Mischief, and three additional stakes-producing mares. He sold to the Coolmore operation for $3 million at the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

The colt did a lot to make up that hefty ticket at two, finishing second in the Group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes in England before returning stateside to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar.

Mendelssohn came back at three to win the Patton Stakes in Ireland, then he ventured to Dubai, where he picked up convincing win in the G2 UAE Derby. The colt then came back to the U.S. to compete in the 2018 Kentucky Derby, and he’d spend the rest of his racing career competing in domestic stakes. He finished his sophomore season and his career with a second in the G1 Travers Stakes and thirds in the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes and G3 Dwyer Stakes.

In total, Mendelssohn retired with four wins in 13 starts for earnings of $2,542,137.

Mendelssohn covered 252 mares during his first season at stud in 2019, tying fellow Ashford Stud resident and son of Scat Daddy Justify for the most in North America that season.

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