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Diabolical (blue silks): was a gallant second at Ascot last month

Diabolical (blue silks) runs a close second in lastyear's Diadem Stakes



Diabolical retired to
stud in New Mexico

DIABOLICAL, who ran third in this year's Dubai Golden Shaheen for Godolphin, has been retired to stand at Fred Alexander's A&A Ranch in New Mexico in a deal brokered by Taylor Made SalesAgency, Byron Rogers and Jason Litt.

The son of Artax retires as the winner of nine of 32 starts and nearly $1.5m in earnings.

Diabolical opened his career in the US under the care of Steven Klesaris, for whom he won the Grade 2 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap and the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Handicap.

Following his success in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt, the colt was purchased by Godolphin, who campaigned him primarily in Europe where he ran second in the Diadem Stakes. He was also second in last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint and third in this season's Group 1 International Sprint at Kranji, Singapore.

A fee will be released at a later date for Diabolical, who is from the family of US champion Soaring Softly.






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