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Gr1 Belmont Stakes Winner Retired From Stud Duties
The 2002 Gr1 Belmont Stakes winner Sarava (Wild Again-Rhythm Of Life, by Deputy Minister) has been retired from stud duties and will spend his retirement at the Old Friends retirement facility in Kentucky. Michael Bowen of Old Friends told Bloodstock World staff: "Sarava is the first Classic winner to retire at Old Friends. We are thrilled that (owners) Gary (Drake) and the Roys would trust us with his great stallion and grateful for the generous endowment. I also want to thank Midway Mayor and bloodstock agent, Tom Bozarth, for his assistance. I know Sarava's fans will love to visit him." Winner of 3 of his 17 starts, Sarava has five crops of racing age and is the sire of 65 winners from 100 runners, including Gr2 winner Gladding & stakes-placed trio Gorgeous Melody, Star Of Sarava & Sarava's Dancer. He stood last season in Florida at a fee of US$1,500.