Multiple Grade 1-winning sprinter World Of Trouble (Kantharos) will shuttle to Cornerstone Stud in 2020 where he will stand at a fee of $22,000 (inc GST).
In a deal brokered by de Burgh Equine, the multiple Group 1-winning turf sprinter has recently retired to stud at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Kentucky.
World of Trouble, who was famous for his front-running tactics and quick sectionals, captured both the Carter Handicap (Gr 1, 7f) and the Jaipur Invitational Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) at Belmont Park in 2019. He retired with a record of nine wins, two seconds and a third from 13 starts, ending his career with five straight victories.
"In the sixty years our family have been standing stallions this will be the fastest horse to step foot on our farm. How many horses can run 1:06 flat over six furlongs," Cornerstone Stud's Sam Hayes said.
Now standing at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Kentucky, World of Trouble won seven of his last eight starts, with his only defeat coming when second to the older horses in the 2018 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (Gr 1, 5.5f). He ran 100+ Beyer Speed Figures in his last seven starts, including an incredible 118 in the Turf Sprint, the highest three-year-old Beyer figure of the year.
"Being a brilliantly fast outcross World Of Trouble profiles perfectly for Australia and we are fortunate to be dealing with one of the most well-respected stud farms in Kentucky," Hayes said.
World Of Trouble is owned by Elevage Bloodstock which includes John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms and Craig Bernick's Glen Hill Farm.
"World of Trouble was uniquely talented as a Group 1 winner on both dirt and turf," said Hill 'n' Dale president John Sikura. "Speed is a universally successful attribute for stallions in both hemispheres and World of Trouble was blindingly fast."
In order to ensure that World of Trouble is given fitting support Cornerstone Stud will be offering a select number of Southern Hemisphere breeding rights to Australian breeders.
World Of Trouble is out of Meets Expectations (Valid Expectations) making him a half-brother to Listed-winner Money Or Love (J Be K) and a further four winners, while he is a three-quarter sibling to Grade 2 winner Bucchero. The stallion's third dam is Grade 2 winner Parlay (Mt. Livermore).