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Masterofthehorse Retired To Irish Annshoon Stud
In Ireland, 6YO stallion Masterofthehorse (Sadler's Wells-Shouk, by Shirley Heights) has been retired to stand at Annshoon Stud in County Kilkenny, reported racingpost.com. Masterofthehorse is a full-brother to 2006 dual Gr1 English Oaks-Gr1 Irish Oaks winner Alexandrova, plus a 3/4-brother to Gr1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Magical Romance, who established a European record for a broodmare when sold to the Rothschild family for 4.6 million guineas (A$7.13m) at the 2006 UK Tattersalls December Sale. On the track himself, Masterofthehorse recorded 1 win (at Gowran Park as a 2YO) & 4 placings (including the Gr1 English Derby over 12 furlongs at Epsom, Ireland's Gr2 Beresford Stakes over 8 furlongs at The Curragh & UK Gr3 Chester Vase over 12.5 furlongs at Chester) from 9 starts for £212,199 (A$318,000) earnings.