Dick Turpin arrives at Mungrup Stud

Group 1 winning shuttler Dick Turpin (Ire) has arrived at Mungrup Stud for his first southern season in Western Australia.  He has settled into the new surroundings and looks healthy and relaxed after the long journey.

“We are so excited to stand such a well credentialed stallion,” Mungrup’s Gray Williamson said.  “He’s an outstanding individual as you would expect of a horse never beaten outside Group 1 company.”

Photo / Ann Croucher

Dick Turpin (Arakan) defeated French Derby winner Lope De Vega by four lengths in the G1 Prix Jean Prat in 2010.  “He’s brilliant and really deserved the victory,” jockey Richard Hughes said at Chantilly.  “To accelerate like that after going such a good pace was most impressive.”

In his final season as a four year-old in 2011, Dick Turpin impressed again with a late charge to snatch victory from fellow British raider Cityscape in the G1 Premio Vittorio Di Capua in Milan.  The runner-up went on to score a G1 victory in the Dubai Duty Free Stakes in March.

Dick Turpin (Ire) covered his first northern book at the English National Stud earlier this year and will stand for an $8,800 (inc gst) fee at Mungrup Stud.  The dams of G1 winners Miss Andretti and El Presidente highlight a strong book for his initial southern hemisphere season.

Group 1 shuttler stretches out at Mungrup Stud
Photo / Ann Croucher