Three more new sires for Coolmore

A trio of Aidan O’Brien-trained three-year-olds are to retire to Coolmore Stud to join the already-announced newcomers High Chaparral, Hawk Wing and Choisir.

A trio of Aidan O’Brien-trained three-year-olds are to retire to Coolmore Stud to join the already-announced newcomers High Chaparral, Hawk Wing and Choisir.

They are Catcher In The Rye, Spartacus and Statue Of Liberty.

Catcher In The Rye, a son of Danehill, looked a horse with a big future when a fast-finishing second to Clodovil in the French 2000 Guineas, but suffered a career-ending injury in the race.

Spartacus, also by Danehill, is one of only three sons of the top sire to have won two Group One races as a juvenile, following Danehill Dancer and Rock Of Gibraltar.

He is a full-brother to the Hong Kong Derby winner Johan Cruyff.

Statue Of Liberty, a son of Storm Cat, won the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot as a juvenile and was beaten a head when second to Reel Buddy in the Group One Sussex Stakes this year.

Coolmore manager Christy Grassick said: “There is real strength in depth in the new roster and it’s probably the strongest team of new horses ever to retire to Coolmore.

“I think we’ve got a stallion to suit every breeder and the fees offer great value.”

Catcher In The Rye will stand at a fee of €4,000, Spartacus at €7,500 and Statue Of liberty at €12,000.

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