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UK Sire Robellino Retired

Monday, 26th September 2005

England's Winchester-based Littleton Stud announced the retirement of 27-year-old US-bred stallion Robellino (Roberto-Isobelline, by Pronto) reported thoroughbredinternet.com. Robellino (bought as a yearling at the UK Tattersalls Houghton Sale) won both England's Gr2 Royal Lodge Stakes & Gr3 Seaton Delaval Stakes as a 2YO; overall he recorded 5 wins in 14 career starts. At stud (he began at Windfields Farm in Maryland in the US, before moving to the UK in 1989), Robellino has sired Classic winners Mister Baileys (1994 UK Gr1 2000 Guineas), Classic Park (1997 Gr1 Irish 1000 Guineas) & Robertico (1998 German Gr1 Deutsches Derby) plus dual Gr1 Ascot Gold Cup winner Royal Rebel (2001 & 2002) & dual Irish high-weight Rebelline (winner of Ireland's 2002 Gr1 Tattersalls Gold Cup). Overall among 709 foals from 21 crops of racing age, Robellino has sired 42 stakes-winners & 365 winners from 556 starters. As a broodmare sire, he is represented by this year's UK Gr1 Epsom Derby runner-up Walk In The Park.

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