New Approach retires
to Dalham Hall
DARLEY has announced that Saturday's Champion Stakes winner New Approach is to be retired to Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket. A fee has not yet been announced.
The son of Galileo retires the winner of five Group 1 races, has prize-money earnings of over £2 million and is the only horse in the last 100 years to win the Dewhurst, the Derby and the Champion Stakes.
Unbeaten in five starts as a juvenile he was named the champion two-year-old of 2007. He returned as a three-year-old to finish a close second to Henrythenavigator in both the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas before winning the Epsom Derby-Gr1 from Tartan Bearer. After a third in the International Stakes-Gr1, New Approach returned to the winners' enclosure when successful in the Irish Champion Stakes-Gr1.
Bred by Seamus Burns' Lodge Park Stud,New Approach is out of the champion filly Park Express (Ahonoora), and is a half-brother to the Matron Stakes-Gr3 winner and Irish Champion Stakes-Gr1 runner-up Dazzling Park and to the top Hong Kong sprinter and former sire Shinko Forest.
He joins fellow Dewhurst Stakes and National Stakes winner Teofilo who stands under the Darley banner at its Kildangan Stud in Ireland. He is also a son of Galileo and stood at a fee of 40,000 euros in 2008.