Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Eclipse Award winner Hansen has been purchased to stand at Ashford Stud. The son of Tapit was unbeaten as a two-year-old, winning a five-and-a-half furlong maiden by 12¼ lengths and the Listed Kentucky Cup Juvenile by 13¼ lengths before defeating Grade 1-winning juveniles Union Rags, Creative Cause and Dullahan to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. This season Hansen cruised to a three-length win in the Grade 3 Gotham and took the Iowa Derby by 10 lengths from Louisiana Derby winner Hero of Order.
“Tapit has already proven himself a remarkable stallion in his relatively short career to date and we’re delighted to have secured his best son Hansen who is a very good looking horse,” said Ashford Director Of Sales Charlie O’Connor. “Together with Uncle Mo and Lookin At Lucky we now have the last three Eclipse Award-winning juveniles here at Ashford on a roster that also includes 2011 champion sires Giant’s Causeway and Scat Daddy,” he added.