Earlier this month, it was reported that Diktat, who stood in Japan at Darley, would relocate to Spain for the 2010 season. Click here to see a video of the horse from Japan. A son of Warning, whom he resembles in type and color, Diktat had previously stood stints in France and Britain, too, while his sire also had stood in Japan. It’s a sign of the times that Diktat’s relocation from Japan to Spain barely registers a “Wow” anymore.
The Spanish destination for Diktat is Felipe Hinojosa’s Dehesa De Milagro in Navarra, near Pamplona. Dehesa De Milagro is a burgeoning international operation and is one of three related farms, along with Loughtown Stud in Co. Kildare, Ireland, and Chevington Stud in Newmarket. The operation has established a successful sale in Spain in September for its yearlings, some by its home stallions and others by bigger European names, and a mixed sale in November. The manager of the operation is Jose Hormaeche. Click here to see the catalog of the yearling sale, and click here for the results.
See the video below, in Spanish.