Australian Group 1 winner Seville has been retired to stand at Heritage Stallions in the United States.
Seville (6h Galileo – Silverskaya by Silver Hawk) was initially raced by Michael Tabor and was Group 1 placed in Ireland, England and France before joining the Lloyd Williams team in 2012.
The German bred stallion flashed home to finish second to stablemate Green Moon in G1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington in October 2012, however, injuries kept him sidelined until the following spring when he claimed the G1 Metropolitan at Randwick.
Back in Melbourne, he bowed out of racing with midfield finishes in the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.
His sire Galileo has been represented by 166 stakes winners world-wide including European superstar Frankel. His dam Silverskaya won the G3 Prix de Royaumont and she has foaled four winners from as many starters.
Seville shares the same cross as leading sire Kitten’s Joy, both of whom are by sons of Sadler’s Wells out mares by sons of Roberto. He will stand at Heritage Stallions in Maryland for a $6,000 fee in 2015.
Lloyd Williams owned stayer wins the 2013 Metropolitan at Randwick