US Triple Gr1-Winner Grand Couturier Retired To Stud

Friday, 1st October 2010

US triple Gr1-winning & triple Gr1-placed UK-bred 7YO entire Grand Couturier (Grand Lodge-Lady Elgar, by Sadler's Wells) has been retired from racing, with stud plans have yet to be finalised, reported bloodhorse.com. Grand Couturier recorded 8 wins (including the Gr1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes over 12 furlongs at Belmont Park by 10.25-lengths, Gr1 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap over 12 furlongs at Saratoga twice, Gr2 Bowling Green Handicap over 11 furlongs at Belmont Park & French Listed Derby Du Midi over 2400m at Bordeaux) & 7 placings (including the Gr1 Man O'War Stakes over 11 furlongs at Belmont, Gr1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes over 12 furlongs at Belmont Park, Gr1 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap over 12 furlongs at Saratoga, Listed Academy Award Stakes over 10 furlongs at Belmont Park & French Gr3 Prix Noailles at Longchamp) from 28 starts for US$1,449,701 earnings.

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