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Pop Rock Retired To Stud In Czech Republic
In Europe, Japanese-bred 9YO stallion & former Gr1 Melbourne Cup runner-up Pop Rock (Helissio-Pops, by Sunday Silence) "has been retired following an injury sustained in the Gr1 Irish St Leger in September" & sold to begin his stallion career at Napajedla Stud in the Czech Republic, reported racingpost.com. From 40 starts between 2003-2010, Pop Rock recorded 8 wins & 14 placings (including runners-up by a short-head behind Delta Blues in the 2006 Gr1 Melbourne Cup & by a head behind Admire Moon in the 2007 Gr1 Japan Cup) from 40 starts for £2,759,924 (A$4.416m) earnings.