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UK Gr1-Winner Virtual Retired To Cheveley Park
This season's UK Gr1 Lockinge Stakes-winning 4YO entire Virtual (Pivotal-Virtuous, by Exit To Nowhere) “has been retired & will stand at Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket next season,” reported racingpost.com. Virtual (a Cheveley Park home-bred) retires with 5 wins (including May’s Gr1 Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes over 8 furlongs at Newbury, plus both 2008’s UK Listed Ben Marshall Stakes over 8 furlongs at Newmarket & French Listed Prix Le Fabuleux over 1800m at Maisons-Laffitte, as well as placings in this year’s French Gr1 Prix De Moulin over 1600m at Longchamp & French Gr1 Prix Jacques Le Marois over 1600m at Deauville, plus the UK Gr2 Sandown Mile over 8 furlongs at Sandown Park & 2008's UK Listed Heron Stakes over 8 furlongs at Sandown Park) for £336,879 (A$606,000) prize-money. Virtual will stand his initial season at £5,000 (A$9,000).