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MARIENBARD, winner of the 2002 Arc, will stand at Con O'Keeffe's Kilbarry Stud in Co. Waterford next season. The 11-year-old, whohas spent the past six seasons at East Stud in Japan, was secured by O'Keeffe in a deal brokered by Luke Lillingston of Kern/Lillingston Association.

Marienbard was an outstanding flagbearer for Godolphin during the 2002 season, capturing the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Baden and Group 1 Deutschlandpreis as well as the Arc, in which he defeated Sulamani and High Chaparral. The son of Caerleon also won the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup and Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes. He retired as the winner of eight of 17 starts and £1,257,152 in prize-money.

From three crops of racing age in Japan, Marienbard is the sire of 73 individual winners including the two-year-old Peace Peace, who ran a close fifth of 16 runners in Sunday's Group 1 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes at Nakayama.

Out of the winning Darshaan mare Marienbad, Marienbard is a half-brother to three winners and from the family of Group 1 Prix Morny winner Sakura Reiko.




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