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Sep 27

Northwest Stud has announced that Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote and multiple graded stakes-winning Duke of Mischief have joined the stallion roster and will stand the 2014 season at the stallion station near Ocala, Florida. The addition of the two stallions, along with Flashstorm, Gone Astray, Pleasant Strike and United States, makes Northwest Stud the fourth largest thoroughbred stallion operation in Florida. 

Wrote, bred in Ireland and a son of two-time Eclipse Award-winner High Chaparral, competed in 11 races in the United States, Ireland, England and the United Arab Emirates. He came from mid-pack in a 14-horse field to capture the 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf-Gr. I at Churchill Downs by 2 1/4 lengths under Ryan Moore, and finished third in the 2012 United Arab Emirates Derby-Gr. II. Wrote retires with earnings of $815,943.

His sire, High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells), compiled a record of 10-1-2 in 13 starts, winning the Breeders' Cup Turf twice, along with the Epsom Derby and Irish Derby, and finished third in successive years in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. High Chaparral is the sire of 15 European-bred Group winners. In Australia, he is sire of four first-crop Gr. I winners including international superstar So You Think and It’s a Dundeel, recent winner of the Group I MRC Underwood Stakes, September 21.

Duke of Mischief, a son of Graeme Hall out of the Real Courage mare My Lady Amelia, earned $1,905,747 on a record of 7-5-0 in 30 starts. He displayed his versatility early, breaking his maiden on the grass at Gulfstream Park in 2009, then winning an allowance race on the main track at Calder by 11 3/4 lengths. Duke of Mischief won at distances of one mile to 1 1/8 miles, on dirt and turf, and at one point in his career between 2009 and 2013, started in 24 consecutive stakes. Among his victories, he numbered the Oaklawn Handicap-Gr. II, Ft. Lauderdale St.-Gr. III, Philip Iselin St.-Gr. III, Charles Town Classic-Gr. III, and the Iowa Derby by five lengths.

Duke of Mischief's sire, Graeme Hall, is a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Dehere, and earned $1.1 million. He's a perennial leading Florida sire with lifetime progeny earnings nearing $21 million. Duke of Mischief's dam, My Lady Amelia, has also produced multiple stakes-winner Lord Robyn, an earner of $502,547 and winner of the Tropical Park Derby-Gr. III.

Stud fees for both stallions will be announced at a later date. For more information contact: Alfredo Lichoa (352) 361-9644 or, Joseph Iadisernia (561) 441-2195.