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US Gr1-Winner Drosselmeyer Retiring To Keane Stud
US Gr1-winning 4YO stallion Drosselmeyer (Distorted Humor-Golden Ballet, by Moscow Ballet) “will retire to stud after making a final start in the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs” on November 5, reported bloodhorse.com. Drosselmeyer “is set to stand in 2012 at Keane Stud in New York as a WinStar/Keane Stud venture” & WinStar president Elliott Walden noted: “Starting a young stallion prospect like Drosselmeyer in the New York market shows how serious WinStar is about our commitment to that state's emerging breeding program.” Drosselmeyer (a US$600,000 yearling at the 2008 Keeneland September Sale) currently boasts 4 wins (including 2010’s Gr1 Belmont Stakes over 12 furlongs at Belmont Park & this year’s Listed One Count Stakes over 10 furlongs at Belmont Park) & 7 placings (including last start’s Gr1 Jockey Club Gold Cup over 10 furlongs at Belmont Park on October 1, plus both 2010's Gr2 Dwyer Stakes over 8.5 furlongs Belmont Park & Gr2 Louisiana Derby over 9 furlongs at Fair Grounds) from 15 starts for over US$1 million earnings. Drosselmeyer (whose dam Golden Ballet was a dual Gr1-winner) is the 1st Classic winner ever to be retired to New York.