Capitalist injured and retired to Newgate Farm
Capitalist: son of Written Tycoon will stand at Newgate Farm
PICTURE: Getty Images Capitalist injured and retired to Newgate Farm By Bloodstock World Staff 12:59AM 8 NOV 2016
CAPITALIST, Australia's champion two-year-old in 2015/16, has been retired to stud after coming out of his final piece of work ahead of the Darley Classic with a small fetlock chip.
The injury would have required the son of Written Tycoon to miss the autumn and as such connections have decided to retire him to Newgate Farm in preparation for the 2017 breeding season.
His co-trainer Peter Snowden said: "Capitalist was just the perfect two-year-old, blessed with a huge amount of precocity, ability and an excellent temperament. I am certain that without this injury he would have gone very close in the Darley Classic as his trackwork at Flemington was exceptional."
Capitalist was purchased and managed by James Harron Bloodstock.
Harron said: "Capitalist ticked off a number of firsts – the first colt to win the Magic Millions and the Golden Slipper, and the highest-earning juvenile in history.
"I'm privileged to be associated with such a freak of a racehorse and such a wonderful group of owners. To have a champion two-year-old who is also a 10/10 physical marks Capitalist as a hugely exciting stallion prospect, and a huge thanks also have to go to Team Snowden and Blake Shinn for developing Capitalist to such amazing heights."
Capitalist will stand at Newgate Farm in the Hunter Valley and the operation's managing director Henry Field said: "Australia is all about two-year-old racing, and to have a champion two-year-old standing at Newgate is what everyone strives for.
"Capitalist is the embodiment of what works in Australia – he will be heavily supported by his group of owners, who make up some of the leading breeders in Australia, to give him every chance of becoming a champion sire as well as being a champion racehorse."
Capitalist was bred by Daandine Pastoral out of the winning Fusaichi Pegasus mare Kitalpha, a relation to Golden Slipper winner Merlene.