Chris Lock parades St. Leger winner Sixties Icon at Norman Court StudPICTURE: Racing Post Bloodstock
Sixties Icon unveiled at Norman Court Stud
PATRICK and Tania Trant paraded their new resident stallion Sixties Icon to an invited audience at the Norman Court Stud, West Tytherley, near Salisbury on Sunday.
The 2006 St Leger winner was purchased by the Trants prior to the end of his racing career from Susan Roy, wife of BHA chairman Paul Roy.
Mick Channon, part-owner of Norman Court Stud, said of Sixties Icon: "We thought we'd show him off because he didn't get back from the United States and Japan until quite late on. He won the Leger doing handstands, and is an exciting addition to the stallion ranks.
"He's been received very well and will have a nice book of mares for his first covering season. It's an exciting new venture for the Trants, especially in a recession when there's so little money about. He was an exceptional Classic winner by Galileo."
Sixties Icon stands at a fee of £6,000, having ended his racing career with an out-of-frame finish in the Japan Cup. He stands alongside Imperial Dancer who produced the Listed winner Imperial Guest in his first crop.