Canadian Frontier and Article Of Faith sold to stand in Saudi Arabia
Canadian Frontier enjoyed a strong start to his stud career as the sire of seven stakes winners from his first two crops, which totaled 84 foals.
His first crop contained Miss Vancouver, Horse of the Year in Ecuador. However, even better was to come in his second through the top-class fillies Hilda’s Passion, the 9 1/4 length winner of the 2011 Ballerina Stakes (G1), and No Such Word, winner of the Gazelle Stakes (G1).
Hilda’s Passion subsequently sold for $1.225 million to Katsumi Yoshida at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton November Sale.
A high-class sprinter whose six victories included the Bold Ruler Handicap (G3), Canadian Frontier opened his stud career at Airdrie Stud in Kentucky and most recently stood at Le Mesa Stallions in Louisiana.
By Gone West, he is out of Grade 2 winner Borodislew, by Seattle Slew, and a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Seeking Slew.
Canadian Frontier will be joined in Saudi Arabia by the regally-bred Article Of Faith, a son of Storm Cat out of Grade 1 winner Nany’s Sweep who formerly stood at R Star Stallions in Indiana.
Also sold in a deal brokered by Schumer Bloodstock, Article Of Faith is the sire of 21 winners including Joint Tennant, winner of last year’s Governor’s Stakes, and Slacker, winner of the Indiana Stallion Stakes.