Former Darley shuttler Noverre has died in India. The 14 year-old was based at Sohna Stud which is situated 100 kms from New Delhi.
Noverre (Rahy) had made a flying start with his early Indian crops. His son Hachiko won Poonawalla Million in January and the Poonawalla Breeders’ Multi-Million in February.
A few months after serving his fifth and final book of mares at Darley Australia in 2007, his top-class colt Le Havre emerged to win a juvenile event at Saint-Cloud. Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget brought him back for a classic campaign that climaxed with a G1 triumph in the 2009 French Derby at Chantilly.
The Mick Channon trained filly Music Show added another Group 1 in the 2010 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket.
A three quarter brother to champion colt Arazi, Noverre won the G2 Champagne Stakes as a juvenile and returned to claim the G1 Sussex Stakes at three.
Noverre has sired 101 individual winners to date in Australia and NZ at a very impressive 71% strike-rate, however, Listed Tauranga Classic winner Platinum Zana has been the only one to score at black-type level.