Territories to stand at Dalham Hall Stud
Territories: won the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat in 2015
PICTURE: Scoop Dyga Territories to stand at Dalham Hall Stud
By Zoe Vicarage 12:32PM 24 OCT 2016
GROUP 1-WINNING miler Territories will take up stallion duties at Darley's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket for the 2017 breeding season.
A limited number of lifetime breeding rights will be sold in the son of Invincible Spirit.
Out of the winning Machiavellian mare Taranto, he is a half-brother to the winners Girevole and Italian.
Trained by Andre Fabre, Territories ran four times as a juvenile winning a 6f conditions race and the Group 3 Prix de Fontainebleau over a mile at Longchamp. He also recorded a third-placed finish in the Prix La Rochette and was promoted to second in the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere after suffering interference
On his first start at three, he finished second behind Gleneagles in last year's 2,000 Guineas before going on to land the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly by half-a-length.
A further second-placed finish came in the Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois behind Esoterique.
This year the four-year-old has run four times, with his best performances coming when third in the Group 3 Prix du Palais-Royal and the Group 3 Prix Messidor.
Sam Bullard, director of Darley Stallions said: "Territories proved himself to be a miler out of the top drawer with that impressive victory in the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat, as well as finishing best of all to take second in the 2,000 Guineas. His juvenile form, too, was very high-class.
"He is a good-looking horse, very typical of the speedy Green Desert line, with a great walk. His sire Invincible Spirit has made a real impact on the breed, and Territories' relations Shamardal and Street Cry have been wonderful servants both to breeders and to Darley.
"He has a bright future, and we are delighted to be able to offer breeders the opportunity to purchase lifetime breeding rights in him."
A fee for Territories will be announced at a later date.