Gengis to stand at Ljungstorps Stud in Sweden
Gengis to stand at Ljungstorps Stud By Ollie O'Donoghue 1:12PM 6 JAN 2017
SCANDINAVIA will welcome a new stallion for 2017, as the French-bred Gengis has been retired to stand at Ljungstorps Stud in Sweden.
The seven-year-old son of 2,000 Guineas winner King's Best is out of the unraced mare Ashiyna, a half-sister to Ashkalani, winner of the French 2,000 Guineas and Group 1 Prix Du Moulin who stood at the Irish National Stud and later Coolamurry Stud before being exported to Australia.
Owned by Claire Stephenson and trained by Georges Doleuze, Gengis raced from two to six, winning the Listed Prix Zeddaan at Fontainebleu over 6f in his juvenile campaign.
Gengis began his three-year-old season with a win in the Group 3 Prix de Fontainebleu at Longchamp over a mile, beating Morandi by half a length. On his next start he was eighth in the French 2,000 Guineas.
Gengis was gradually stepped back down in trip, and his next win came over the minimum trip in a sprinters' handicap at Deauville in August 2015. He then came second to the David O'Meara-trained Move In Time in the 5f Group 3 Prix du Petit Couvert at Longchamp. His last run at five saw him win the Listed Prix Contessina beating Finsbury Square by three-quarters of a length.
He raced three more times at six finishing down the field before he was retired to stud.
His fee will be announced at a later date.