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Diktat: the Group 1-winning sprinter will stand in Spain next year

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Diktat transferred from Darley Japan to Spain

CHAMPION sprinter Diktat will stand at Dehesa de Milagro in Navarra in northern Spain next year.

Spain is the fourth country in which the son of Warning has carried out stud duties. Hebegan his stallion career at Darley's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket and spent one season at the Haras du Logis in Normandy before being sent to Darley's stallion base in Japan.

Out of a half-sister to Sea The Stars' sire Cape Cross, Diktat pulled off a Group 1 sprint double for Godolphin at four by winning the Prix Maurice de Gheest and Haydock Sprint Cup.

Diktat also won the Jersey Stakesat three and finished placed in the Yasuda Kinen and Prix du Moulin at five.

His best progeny are Falmouth Stakes heroine Rajeem, Group 3-winning fillies Short Skirt and Lady Gloria, and Cambridgeshire winner and subsequent Group 1 runner-up Formal Decreee.

Another new recruit to Dehesa De Milagro is 2002 Lockinge Stakes hero Keltos, who was initially retired to Airlie Stud in County Kildare but was the subject of an infertility insurance claim by his owners.

The son of Kendor recommenced covering duties at Dehesa De Milagro's sister stud Chevington Stud in Newmarket in 2007 and has spent the past two seasons at Haras des Granges in the south of France.

Keltos's most notable offspring is dual Listed winner Evening Time.

Diktat and Keltos will join Caradak, Delfos and Leadership on the Dehesa De Milagro roster in 2010.





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