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Kangaroo Court - Doncaster - 12.12.2008

Kangaroo Court: a son of Lahib, who retires from The Old Road Stud

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch  

Lahib retires from The Old Road Stud

LAHIB has been retired from his duties at The Old Road Stud, County Waterford, and will spend his remaining days at Derrinstown Stud, his original home.

The 23-year-old, bred and owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum, showed his true ability at the age of four, when he won the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and Group 2 Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot.

In 1993 the John Dunlop-trained Lahib retired to his owners' Derrinstown Stud at a fee of 6,000lrgns, where he sired a stream of high-class winners including Super Tassa, Last Resort, Vicious Circle, Late Night Out, Mus-If, Dutch Gold and La-Faah.

Following a short stint at Scarvagh House, Lahib moved to James Hannon's Old Road Stud, where he sired several decent national hunt horses including the multiple winning Kangaroo Court, Priors Dale, Supercede and Turner Brown.  

Hannon said: "We'll be really sorry to see him go next week but age is creeping up on him and he's been a great servant to all his connections. I just wish I could find another one like him."

 

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