Sheikh Mohammed retires Poet’s Voice

Darley stallion Poet’s Voice has been retired to stand alongside his sire Dubawi at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket.

Poet’s Voice (4c Dubawi – Bright Tiara by Chief´s Crown) won a Newmarket nursery second time out by 10 lengths and followed up with a G2 victory in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster.

At three, he won the G2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood by four lengths and followed up with a career high victory in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.  

The Dubawi colt defeated Rip Van Winkle to emulate his grandsire Dubai Millennium who won the QE11 in 1999.

Poet’s Voice is from the same sireline and female family as USA champion sire Exclusive Native.  His half-sister Gold Tiara (Seeking The Gold) was a runner-up in Japan’s G1 February Stakes and their dam Bright Tiara is a winning half-sister to the USA G1 winner Chief Honcho.

“Poet’s Voice was a top miler whose win in the QE II was very special for Sheikh Mohammed,” Darley’s director Sam Bullard said.  “He showed the class and turn-of-foot of an outstanding racehorse.

“Of course, he was such a good two-year-old, too.  He certainly looks the part – powerful, and a lovely mover, with a bit more size and even more quality than his sire.

“And his pedigree – by the best young stallion in Europe and from a stallion-producing family – leaves nothing to be desired.  It’s a particular pleasure welcoming him back to Dalham Hall Stud where he was foaled and raised, and where his sire and grandsire have made such an impression.”