Aclaim is retired to stud

Aclaim (centre left) has been retired to stud

Martyn Meade's Prix de la Foret winner Aclaim has been retired to stand at the National Stud in Newmarket for 2018.

Having broken his Group One duck in France on what turned out to be his final outing, the four-year-old had earlier won Group Twos at Doncaster and Newmarket. The son of Acclamation will stand for his first season at a fee of #12,500.

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"Aclaim was a joy to have in the yard,' said Meade. "He's a handsome horse, and not just deeply talented but extremely genuine. I'd look at him and feel such pride and pleasure, and his Group One win at Chantilly – watched by all the team – was one of great joy."

Ben Sangster, chairman of the National Stud, said: "How exciting to have a new stallion of such obvious commercial appeal joining the National Stud. I'd like to thank Aclaim's owners for having faith in us."

The Duke of Roxburghe, who succeeds Sangster in January, said: "Having Aclaim on the roster is marvellous news. The National Stud is delighted to be standing a fast young stallion with Classic bloodlines and a bona fide chance of being a big success."

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