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Champs Elysees Wins Gr1 Canadian International
In Canada, ill-fated former Coolmore shuttler & multiple champion sire Danehill (Danzig-Razyana, by His Majesty) added a Gr1 triumph when Khallid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms UK-bred 6YO entire Champs Elysees (Danehill-Hasili, by Kahyasi) scored a half-length victory in the C$2 million Gr1 Canadian International Stakes (12 furlongs on turf) at Woodbine in Toronto in his final start before retiring to a stud career in 2010 at Cheveley-based Banstead Manor in England. Favourite Champs Elysees (ridden by Garrett Gomez for trainer Bobby Frankel) defeated Irish-bred 3YO colt Jukebox Jury (Montjeu-Mare Aux Fees, by Kenmare) & UK-bred 5YO entire Buccellati (Soviet Star-Susi Wong, by Selkirk). Champs Elysees (a full brother to champions Dansili, Banks Hill & Intercontinental, as well as Gr1-winners Heat Haze & Cacique) retires with 6 wins (also including the US Gr1 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes, Canadian Gr1 Northern Dancer Stakes, US Gr2 San Marcos Stakes & French Gr3 Prix D'Hedouville) & 15 placings (including last start's Canadian Gr1 Northern Dancer Stakes on September 20, as well as the US Gr1 Santa Anita Handicap twice, Canadian Gr1 International Stakes, US Gr2 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap, Gr1 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes, Italian Gr1 Gran Premio Del Jockey Club, Canadian Gr2 Sky Classic Handicap, Canadian Gr2 Nijinsky Stakes, French Gr2 Grand Prix De Deauville, French Gr2 Prix Maurice De Nieuil, French Gr3 Prix du Prince D'Orange & French Gr3 Prix Daphnis) from 28 starts for US$2,864,444 earnings.