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King's Apostle to retire to stud in South Africa
LAST season's Prix Maurice de Gheest winner King's Apostle will enter stud later this year in South Africa.
Although a stud placement and fee has yet to be decided for the five-year-old son of King's Best, the horse will stand under the management of Freeman Stallions, who manages Group 1 winners Count Dubois and Dupont on behalf of King's Apostle's owner Bernard Kantor.
"We are very excited that King's Apostle is joining our portfolio," said John Freeman of Freeman Stallions. "We have not decided which stud will stand him here yet but there is no rush to make a decision as we breed to southern hemisphere time."
King's Apostle most notable victory came in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville but the William Haggas-trained colt – who is a grandson of Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Embassy – was also successful in the Diadem Stakes.