King’s Rose has been retired by her Hong Kong based owner-breeder Gene Tsoi. The NZ bred mare will be covered in Japan but there was no immediate announcement as to the actual destination or sire.
King’s Rose (5m Redoute’s Choice – Nureyev’s Girl by Nureyev) was the champion filly of her generation in New Zealand during 2010-11 winning the G1 1000 Guineas, G2 Royal Stakes, G2 Sir Tristram Classic and G3 Eulogy Stakes.
Tsoi transferred her to Peter Moody last year for wins in the G2 Memsie Stakes and G2 Stock Stakes before going down a long neck to (King) Mufhasa in the G1 Toorak Hcp. After an unplaced effort in the G1 Cox Plate, she was beaten a nose by Albert The Fat in the G1 Emirates Stakes on the last day of the Melbourne Cup carnival.
She bows out after seconds to Whateverwhenever in the G3 Moonga Stakes at Caulfield and Hallowell Belle in the G2 Gilgai Stakes at Flemington in October.
Nureyev’s Girl’s two year-old colt is called King’s Rock. The son of Fastnet Rock was a $1.75 million buy for David Ellis at this year’s NZB Karaka Premier Sale. The mare has a yearling filly by Commands but missed to Fastnet Rock last year.
G1 winning mare retires to stud in Japan