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Alfred Nobel - Curragh - 28.06.2009

Alfred Nobel: the Phoenix Stakes winner is out of a Desert Prince mare

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Desert Prince switched between German studs

FORMER top-class miler Desert Prince has been transferred between studs in his adopted country of Germany for 2011.

The son of Green Desert stood at the Irish National Stud until 2007, when he was switched to Gestüt Isarland.

He has now been moved from Isarland to Gestüt Röttgen, where he will stand alongside Kallisto and Soldier Hollow.

The reason for the switch is building work on the stables at Isarland. The stud's other breeding operations remain unaffected.

Desert Prince was trained by David Loder to win three Group 1 races over 1m - the Irish 2,000 Guineas, the Prix du Moulin and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

His Group 1-winning progeny include Moyglare Stud Stakes scorer Mail The Desert, and Kusi and Outback Prince in the southern hemisphere.

He is also damsire of last year's Phoenix Stakes winner Alfred Nobel.

Desert Prince's stud fee remains at €6,500.





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