Nathaniel set to be syndicated at Newsells
NATHANIEL, who ran his last race when third to Frankel in this month’s Champion Stakes, will be syndicated in his stud career.
Newsells Park Stud in Hertfordshire, which part-purchased Nathaniel before his Eclipse victory this year, will stand Lady Rothschild’s homebred son of Galileo and other breeders are being invited to buy shares in him.
Newsells Park general manager Julian Dollar said: “We feel very privileged to stand a horse like Nathaniel and, as you would expect, Nathaniel will receive very significant support both from ourselves and the Rothschilds.
“The idea of attracting other like-minded breeders into a powerful syndicate is a very exciting one and gives Nathaniel an outstanding chance to succeed as a stallion.”
Nathaniel, who also won last year’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, is one of eight stakes winners out of his Musidora Stakes-winning dam Magnificient Style.
He is a brother to this season's Irish Oaks heroine Great Heavens and a three-parts brother to Fillies' Mile winner Playful Act.
Nathaniel retires with a record of four wins and earnings of £1,464,688. He failed to reach the first three on only one of his 11 starts.
Lady Rothschild’s racing manager James Wigan said: "Nathaniel has been a star over the past two years and his racing CV is extremely impressive. He is by the best sire in the world and is one of three Group 1 winners and eight stakes winners produced by his dam.
"Add in to the mix that he is a beautiful looking individual with superb conformation and you have an incredibly attractive stallion prospect.
"Nathaniel's owners believe that the horse represents a rare and exciting opportunity for breeders to come together and share in an exceptional stallion prospect, the type of stallion that has been almost exclusively in the hands of Coolmore, Darley or Juddmonte in recent years.
"The considerable interest we have already had in Nathaniel from Europe's leading breeders has only confirmed that others share their enthusiasm to participate in this project."