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Piccolo on move to Throckmorton Court

PICCOLO, sire of Nunthorpe Stakes winner La Cucuracha, will stand the 2010 season at Throckmorton Court Stud in Worcestershire.

A fee for the 18-year-old son of Warning, who will stand alongside Assertive and Fantastic View, will be set at a later date.

"We're delighted to be offered the opportunity to stand him and I'm sure he'll fit in really well here," said Peter Balding of Throckmorton Court Stud.

"He's still popular and he's proven that he's quite capable of throwing a special horse. I've used him several times and some of my owners have used him, so they're pleased he's coming."

Piccolo retired to Lavington Stud in 1996 as the winner of four races including the Nunthorpe Stakes, which he was awarded on the disqualification of Blue Siren, and the King's Stand Stakes. He also ran second in the Haydock Sprint Cup and July Cup.

He was transferred from Lavington to Lanwades Stud in Newmarket in late 2007, after the former shut down its stallion division. He covered 55 mares this season at a fee of £5,000.

To date, Piccolo's progeny have won approximately 900 races in both hemispheres. As well as La Cucuracha, the stallion has been represented by Australian Group 1 winner Picaday, July Stakes winner Winker Watson, Maurice Lacroix-Trophy winner Ajigolo, this season's Mitty's Queensland Guineas winner Express Air and the Group/Grade 3 winners Pan Jammer and Pickle.




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