Maurice to shuttle to Arrowfield Stud

Maurice: six-year-old son of Screen Hero also stands at Shadai

PICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi Maurice to shuttle to Arrowfield Stud in 2017
By Zoe Vicarage 9:40AM 2 FEB 2017

SIX-TIME Group 1 winner Maurice will shuttle to Arrowfield Stud in New South Wales for the 2017 southern hemisphere breeding season.

The six-year-old son of Screen Hero was bred by Togawa Bokujo out of the Carnegie mare Mejiro Frances and is from the family of Grade 2 scorer Mejiro Monterey.

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Trained by Noriyuki Hori, Maurice won six times at the highest level including when he signed off his career in the Longines Hong Kong Cup in December.

Retired from racing, he is standing his first season at the Shadai Stallion Station at a fee of ¥4,000,000 (£27,993/€32,879) and one of the mares set to visit him is Katsumi Yoshida's multiple Group 1 heroine Gentildonna.

Arrowfield chairman John Messara said: "Nobody could fail to be impressed by Maurice's extraordinary performances at the highest level.

"We are privileged to have the opportunity to stand the Yoshidas' charismatic superstar whose physique, 1600-metre dominance and Danehill-free status make him a wonderful addition to our roster."

Maurice will stand at Arrowfield at a fee of A$33,000 (£19,930/€23,417).

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