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Ballydoyle Calls Time On Camelot's Career

Tuesday, 15th October 2013

Meanwhile, he retirement of Ballydoyle's dual Classic winner Camelot (Montjeu-Tarfah, by Kingmambo) has been announced in Ireland. UK Champion 3YO Camelot was being prepared for a tilt at the upcoming US Breeders' Cup meeting in California, however was "found to be lame" yesterday morning, reports The Associated Press. Camelot, who suffered a serious bout of colic, is just the third horse to achieve the Guineas-Derby double since 1970 in the UK, however his attempt to emulate Nijinsky's feat of the 3YO Triple Crown by winning the third leg St. Leger was thwarted when Encke defied the record-equalling bid. Camelot will stand his debut season at Coolmore in Ireland in 2014. He retires with 6 wins (including the Gr1 Racing Post Trophy as a 2YO, Gr1 English 2000 Guineas, Gr1 English Derby & Gr1 Irish Derby) & 2 runners-up (including the Gr1 St Leger & Gr1 Tattersalls Gold Cup) from 10 starts for £1,910,571 earnings.

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