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HomeRacingTwin Group 1 Winner Adayar Retired to Stud

Twin Group 1 Winner Adayar Retired to Stud


Adayar , who supplied jockey Adam Kirby with a breakthrough Derby (G1) success at Epsom two years in the past, has been retired to stud following a tame effort at Newmarket earlier this month.

Godolphin’s homebred additionally landed the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) in 2021 however has not scaled these heights since and disillusioned when second within the Princess of Wales’s Stakes (G2) within the aforementioned Newmarket race July 13.

“Adayar supplied the crew with two excellent days on the racecourse at Epsom and Ascot and has been a agency favourite within the yard for the previous three seasons,” coach Charlie Appleby mentioned. “He has been an absolute pleasure to coach. He’ll be sorely missed at Moulton Paddocks however we stay up for watching him in his new profession at stud and are fairly certain he will likely be an enormous success.”

No stud plans have been introduced for Adayar, who was neglected by William Buick when he rode Hurricane Lane  in the Derby, allowing Kirby to enjoy the greatest moment of his career.

Kirby had been due to ride John Leeper  for Ed Dunlop but was replaced by Frankie Dettori, which led to Oisin Murphy being taken off Adayar. In the Derby, Kirby and Adayar, who went off a 16-1 shot, enjoyed a smooth passage and powered away from outsider Mojo Star  to win by 4 1/2 lengths, with Hurricane Lane third.

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Buick, Appleby’s stable jockey, was back in the saddle for the King George, in which the son of Frankel  repelled the high-class Mishriff   and Love .

However, he was beaten in the 2021 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) and Champion Stakes (G1) and was off until September last year when he landed a conditions race at Doncaster.

Another defeat in the Champion Stakes followed and, although Adayar struck this year in the Gordon Richards Stakes (G3) on his return this campaign, he was third in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot before his run at Newmarket.

He won once at age 2, strolling home by nine lengths at Nottingham in a maiden. For his career, he compiled a 5-4-1 record in 13 starts and earned the equivalent of $2,553,575 according to Equibase figures.


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