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4-Time Gr1-Winner Sepoy To Stud At Darley In 2012

Tuesday, 29th May 2012

Darley announced Sheikh Mohammed's 4-time Gr1-winning home-bred 3YO colt & last season's Australian Champion 2YO Sepoy (Elusive Quality-Watchful, by Danehill) will retire to Kelvinside Stud in the NSW Hunter Valley for the 2012 southern hemisphere breeding season at a fee of $66,000. Sepoy currently boasts 10 wins (including 2011's Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill, Gr1 Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield, Gr1 Manikato Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley, Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes over 1200m at Flemington, Gr2 Caulfield Sprint over 1100m at Caulfield, Gr2 Danehill Stakes over 1200m at Flemington, Gr3 Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Prelude over 1100m at Caulfield, Listed Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Preview over 1000m at Caulfield & Listed Vain Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield, plus 2010's Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes over 1000m at Flemington) & a runner-up (in 2011's Gr2 Todman Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill) from 13 starts for $3,880,000 earnings. Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford noted: "Sepoy is in full training & the plan is for him to run in the UK Gr1 Darley July Cup (6 furlongs) before embarking on a stallion career he so richly deserves. We hope he shows the northern hemisphere what a special horse he is."

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