Shalaa retired to stud

Former star juvenile Shalaa has been retired to stand at stud, owners Al Shaqab Racing have announced.

Shalaa has been retired to stud

The John Gosden-trained colt was described by Frankie Dettori as "the fastest two-year-old I rode last year – and in my life" after a campaign that saw him win Group One prizes in the Middle Park and Prix Morny.

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The son of Invincible Spirit also picked up the Group Two July Stakes and Richmond Stakes.

A setback early in his three-year-old season meant he did not return until winning the Group Three Bengough Stakes at Ascot earlier this month, a prep for the Champions Sprint on British Champions Day, in which he finished 10th of 13 to The Tin Man.

Al Shaqab tweeted on Thursday evening: "Champion 2yo #Shalaa retires to Haras de Bouquetot, France for 2017! Stud fee to be announced soon."

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