Russian Camelot Retired

Tara Madgwick - Thursday March 18

Second in last Saturday’s $5million All Star Mile, high class imported stallion Russian Camelot (IRE) has been retired with his owners considering options for his future career at stud.

His trainer Danny O’Brien issued a press release this morning announcing a slight tear in his near-fore tendon had been found and connections have opted to make the decision to retire the horse immediately.
 


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“Today is an extremely disappointing day for us all, however we will be forever indebted to such a magnificent horse who gave us all the most exhilarating experience that we will never forget,” managing owner John Wheeler said.

Bought as a yearling from the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Russian Camelot won the Group I South Australian Derby and Group I MRC Underwood Stakes with his overall record an impressive four wins and five placings from 11 starts with earnings of $2.3million.

“From the moment we bought him at the Tattersalls Sale in Newmarket, he has been a standout colt. Although we only saw him race 11 times, he made a significant impact on the Australian racing scene winning the SA Derby and at WFA in the Underwood Stakes as a three-year-old,” trainer Danny O’Brien said.

Russian Camelot wins the G1 Underwood Stakes - image Racing Photos

Russian Camelot is a genuine European blueblood being one of seven Group I winners by Epsom Derby winner Camelot from Lady Babooshka, an unraced half-sister by Cape Cross  to Group II winner Alkaadhem from stakes-winning Sadler’s Wells mare Balalaika.

He comes from the Bella Colora branch of the legendary Reprocolor family that is jam packed with high class Group performers.

 

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