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Istan Again (KY)


Istan Again – TB, B, M, Foaled February 3, 2016.

Istan Again is the daughter of Istan (Gone West – Ronda, by Bluebird) – a stallion who’s first crop in 2009 had 42 foals, while his next three crops only had a total of 34 foals. The timing of his stallion career began during the 2008 bloodstock depression, which resulted in smaller books and less offspring.  Although the quantity of foals was low during these lean years in the industry, the quality of Istan’s progeny was, and continues to be, very impressive with multiple stakes winners and multiple graded scorers. 

In his first crop, Istan sired Gr. 3 winner and multiple-black type winner, Mr. Bowling (Istan – Goldilock’s Bear, by Irish Tower). The same year, he also sired Atigun (Istan – Rimini Road, by Dynaformer), who placed in the Gr. 1 Belmont Stakes, the Gr. 2 Breeders’ Cup Marathon, the Gr. 2 Razorback Handicap, and the Gr. 3 Louisville Handicap. In 2011 Istan only had 11 foals, yet two were Graded Stakes Winners – Istanford (Istan – Aerocat, by Tale of the Cat), who captured the Gr. 2 San Clemente Stakes and the Gr. 3 Arlington Classic Stakes, and Albano (Istan – Pocho’s Dream Girl, by Fortunate Prospect) – a Multiple Grade Placed runner who captured the Gr. 3 Pegasus Handicap.

Istan is the son of top-class sire Gone West. He won his maiden in his first attempt and continued to show high speed in winning stakes at a mile. He campaigned in France and did his best work in the United States, where he captured the Gr. 3 Ack Ack at Churchill Downs, the Ellis Park Governor’s Handicap, the Gr. 3 Turfway Fall Championship Stakes, the Artax Handicap (Listed), the Budweiser Challenger Stakes (Black Type).

Istan Again was bred to Upstart last season and we are awaiting the birth of her foal.


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