Additional information has surfaced from overseas sources close to the top-class colt Vision d’Etat indicating that the prospective deal for the 2008 classic winner has fallen through, at least for the time being.

Apparently, the deal, which was structured to provide racing and breeding incentives to both parties, has run aground on technical details relating to direction of the colt’s racing career and primary objectives.

Clearly, if the colt were to stand in Kentucky, he would be best served with some important successes on this side of the Atlantic, especially going 10 furlongs or thereabouts in New York or Kentucky.

Absence of that option drastically reduced interest in acquiring the colt, or so the informed sources are led to believe at present.

Vision d’Etat is by the exciting young international stallion Chichicastenango (who was named Ematings Stallion of the Week click here).  Now based in Japan at Shadai Stallion Station, Chichicastenango is an outcross for most of the breed and is apparently able to transmit some class to his offspring, as well.

Widely supported by the elite Japanese breeding operation and their satellite corps of allied breeders who possess some outstanding European and American bloodlines in their broodmare bands, Chichicastenango may have even better prospects from his upcoming crops conceived in Japan.