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Gr1 Runner-Up Lilbourne Lad To Rathbarry Stud
In Ireland, Paul Cashman’s County Cork-based Rathbarry Stud announced 2YO colt Lilbourne Lad (Acclamation-Sogno Verde, by Green Desert) who finished runner-up in last weekend’s UK Gr1 Middle Park Stakes (6 furlongs) at Newmarket will be retired in time to stand at stud for the 2012 breeding season. Previously this season Lilbourne Lad won both June’s Irish Gr2 Railway Stakes (6 furlongs) at The Curragh & Irish Listed Rochestwon Stakes (6 furlongs) at Cork, as well as finishing runner-up in August’s UK Gr2 Gimcrack Stakes (6 furlongs) at York. Trainer Richard Hannon confirmed Lilbourne Lad may have 1 more start this year in the US Breeders’ Cup.