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US Gr1 Star Artiste Royal Retired To French Stud
In France, multiple US Gr1-winning Irish-bred 8YO entire Artiste Royal (Danehill-Agathe, by Manila) has been retired & will enter stud at Haras d'Etreham in Normandy. On the track, Artiste Royal (a full-brother to triple Gr1-winning French champion Aquarelliste) recorded 7 wins (including 2004's French Listed Prix Ridgway over 2000m & 2005's French Gr3 La Coupe over 2000m, plus 2007's US Gr1 Clement Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship over 10 furlongs, 2008's Gr1 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap over 10 furlongs & 2009's Gr2 San Marcos Stakes over 10 furlongs) & 16 placings (including 2005's French Listed Prix Lord Seymour over 2400m, plus 2006's US Gr1 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes over 12 furlongs, Gr1 Clement Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship over 10 furlongs, Gr2 Del Mar Handicap over 11 furlongs, Gr3 Arlington Handicap over 10 furlongs, Gr3 Carleton Burke Handicap over 12 furlongs & Gr3 Inglewood Handicap over 8.5 furlongs, as well as 2008's Gr1 Churchill Downs Turf Classic over 9 furlongs & Gr1 Frank Kilroe Mile over 8 furlongs, in addition to 2009's Gr1 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap over 10 furlongs, Gr2 American Handicap over 9 furlongs & Gr2 San Luis Rey Handicap over 12 furlongs) from 34 starts for US$997,686 earnings.