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Banstead Manor Stud will become the new home of Champs Elysees

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

Champs Elysees signs off racing career in style

CHAMPS ELYSEES, whose addition to the stallion roster at Juddmonte Farm's Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket was announced last month, concluded his racing career on a high yesterday by winning the Canadian International on what is expectedto be his final start.

The six-year-old son of Danehill, trained in the US by Bobby Frankel after beginning his career in France with Andre Fabre, came with a sweeping late run to deny British challengers Jukebox Jury (Montjeu), who finished second, and third-placed Buccellati (Soviet Star).

Champs Elysees is out of one of the world's leading living broodmares, Hasili. He will join his top-class brothers Dansili and Cacique on the Banstead Manor roster, while his sisters Intercontinental and Banks Hill were both multiple top-level winners.

Furthermore, his three-parts sister by Green Desert, Heat Haze, won two Grade 1 events in the US, and his two-year-old half-sister by Storm Cat, Deluxe, won on her debut in France last month.

Champs Elysees is a member of the penultimate crop sired by Danehill.





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Dark Angel £3,704,206
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,708,934
Kodiac £2,231,181
Acclamation £2,090,548
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,734
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882