Unless you've been ignoring social media the last couple of weeks, you have probably noticed the exciting news about our shuttled stallions. Some of racing's top celebrities are finally back home in Horse Country! If you've missed these studs while they were down south (and we are pretty sure you did), it is time to celebrate and welcome them back! American Pharoah, Air Force Blue, Vancouver, Frosted, Medaglio d'Oro, Street Boss, Animal Kingdom, Mshawish, and California Chrome have all settled in back on their respective farms.
These guys got to spend the last 6 months or so in some incredible destinations like Australia and Chile. #travelgoals! They weren't on vacation though, not entirely at least. There was still work to be done at their temporary homes. Our top stallions were called overseas to do the important job of creating the next generation of great thoroughbreds in the Southern Hemisphere.
Don't worry though! They were still treated like the champions that they are. They traveled by air (which became routine for them through their racing careers) accompanied by travel buddies and a dedicated staff of grooms and vets whose ultimate goal was to keep them happy and healthy.
Of course, they had their entourage with them on the way back to their old Kentucky homes and we are pleased to know (although not entirely surprised due to the staff's expertise) that the stallions are settling in just fine to their old stalls, paddocks, and routines.
While we have certainly missed them, absence makes the heart grow fonder and we are beyond excited for all our guests to visit their favorites! American Pharoah, Air Force Blue and Vancouver are back home at Coolmore at Ashford Stud; Frosted, Medaglio d'Oro, Street Boss and Animal Kingdom have returned to Godolphin at Jonabell; and Mshawish and California Chrome are back at it at Taylor Made Farm! Be sure to book your tour so you can welcome them back in person!