Suedois retired after a sensational career

All good things must come to an end and unfortunately this week, Suedois, a true flagbearer over the past four seasons has hung up his racing plates.

Suedois was purchased in the Arc sale in 2015 for owners George Turner and Clipper Logistics. His first run for Team O’Meara came at Doncaster the following Spring in the Cammidge at Doncaster. Suedois finished second on his yard debut, he would finish his career with a record of 50 runs, 10 wins and top 3 finishes in an incredible 33 starts. While this shows the consistency of an incredible horse, he was also brilliant when competing at the very highest level. A Group 1 winner, he amassed over £1.5 million during his career.

Suedois’ stats highlight a warrior who danced at every dance, but they don’t showcase the versatility of an exceptional horse. His Group 1 record truly showcases what made him so special. The Shadwell Mile was Suedois’ crowning moment when gaining his success at the top level. Over a mile Suedois added a Group 2 win in the Clipper Logistics Boomerang, a race sponsored by his co owner, Steve Parkin He  was placed in another Shadwell Mile and was beaten less than 2 lengths a the Breeders Cup Mile, finishing in fourth place. Over 7 furlongs, Suedois was a Group 3 winner, and Group 1 placed, when finishing third to Make Believe in the Prix De La Foret. Over 6 furlongs Suedois was a Group 3 winner and placed in 2 Group 1’s finishing second to Limato in the July Cup and third to Quiet Reflection in the Haydock Sprint Cup.

The debate over Suedois’ best trip and his greatest performance can be debated at length as his career highlights above demonstrate. What is undisputed however is that Suedois is an incredible horse who will be missed by his owners George and Steve and all at Willow Farm. He is set for a happy retirement at Steve’s state of the art stud farm at Branton Court, a retirement fit for any King!

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