Laoban retired and will stand at Sequel Stallions

Laoban: won the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga

PICTURE: Jessie Holmes/EquiSport Laoban retired and will stand at Sequel Stallions By Ollie O'Donoghue 2:52PM 16 DEC 2016

GRADE 2 winner Laoban will stand at Sequel Stallions in New York next season and will stand at a fee of $7,500.

He had been retired after sustaining a soft-tissue injury.

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The three-year-old son of red-hot US sire Uncle Mo is out of the Speightstown mare Chattertown, a sister to the winner That's How I Roll and half-sister to the twice Listed winner in Japan Obruchev and the Graded-placed Bluegrass Chatter.

Laoban sold as a foal at the Keeneland November Sale for $40,000 and realised $260,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, when bought by GEM Stables.

Laoban was trained by Eric Guillot and ran nine times on dirt from two to three. He began this year with a third-place finish in the Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, and was runner-up to Shagaf in the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct in March.

His only win came in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, when he saw off Governor Malibu by one and a quarter lengths.

Laoban ran three times at the highest level, including the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, the Preakness Stakes and the Travers Stakes.

Becky Thomas, a partner in Sequel Stallions, told the Daily Racing Form: "We are so excited to be able to offer our clients this very exciting prospect. He looks just like Uncle Mo.

"He's gorgeous. We are particularly excited to partner with such a great group of horsemen and breeders. The mares that will be presented to him will be second to none."

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