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Dick Turpin To Join UK National Stud

Tuesday, 25th October 2011

UK National Stud managing director Brian O'Rourke announced dual Gr1-winning, 4-times Gr1-placed & triple Gr2-winning Irish-bred 4YO entire Dick Turpin (Arakan-Merrily, by Sharrood) will begin his breeding career at The National Stud in Newmarket in 2012. Dick Turpin was a €12,000 (A$16,000) weanling at Ireland's 2007 Goffs November Sale & later a €26,000 (A$35,000) yearling at the 2008 Tattersalls Ireland Sale. Overall he boasts 9 wins (including September’s Italian Gr1 Premio Vittorio di Capua over 1600m at San Siro, July's UK Gr2 Summer Mile over 8 furlongs at Ascot & April's UK Gr2 Sandown Mile over 8 furlongs at Sandown Park, plus 2010's French Gr1 Prix Jean Prat over 1600m at Chantilly & UK Gr3 Greenham Stakes over 7 furlongs at Newbury, as well as 2009's UK Gr2 Richmond Stakes over 6 furlongs at Goodwood) & 4 placings (in 2010's French Gr1 Prix De La Foret over 1400m at Longchamp, UK Gr1 St James's Palace Stakes over 8 furlongs at Royal Ascot, French Gr1 Poule D'Essai Des Poulains-2000 Guineas over 1600m at Longchamp & UK Gr1 2000 Guineas over 8 furlongs at Newmarket) from 19 starts for €1,060,759 (A$1.432m) earnings.

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