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Nom Du Jeu To Stand In NSW

Thursday, 23rd June 2016

Montjeu's brilliant Gr1 Australian Derby winner Nom Du Jeu (Montjeu-Prized Gem, by Prized) will stand at leading country trainer Brett Cavanough's Jindera Park near Albury. The 12YO will join a quality roster that includes proven Gr1-producing sire Fast 'N' Famous, successful young sire Duporth, and Dansili's Gr2 Goodwood Cup winner Illustrious Blue. Named champion New Zealand stayer in 2009, Nom Du Jeu retired to stud with 4 wins from 23 starts and $1.97 million prize money. The now 12YOs crowning achievement came in the 2008 Australian Derby, where he defeated future Gr1 winners Red Ruler and Littorio. Underscoring his class was the fact that he was also placed at the elite level on four occasions, namely in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Stoney Bridge Stakes, Kelt Capital Stakes and Caulfield Cup. A Classic sire in the making, Nom Du Jeu's oldest progeny are just 4YOs and he has 126 two and three-year-olds coming through. However the son of dual Gr1-winning mare Prized Gem is already a proven stakes producer. His leading progeny in 2015-16 include the Wanganui Guineas (Listed, 1350m) winner Alcaldesa, while in Australia he has been represented by the John Sadler trained two-time winner Prince Of Babylon and Bjorn Baker's unbeaten 4YO Bapaume. Nom Du Jeu's 2016 stud fee has been set at $4,400 inc GST.

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