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Rakti wins the Lockinge Newbury May 2005

Rakti: the son of Polish Precedent stood at the Irish National Stud

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Six-time Group 1 winner Rakti dies aged 11

RAKTI, a six-time Group 1 winner who previously stood at Huma Park Stud and more recently the Irish National Stud, has died at Chatswood Stud in Australia after a pelvic fracture pierced an artery. He was 11.

The son of Polish Precedent had shuttled between Ireland and Australia, but in 2011 was set to remain in Australia, where he commanded a fee of A$11,000 (£6,900, €8,200).

Originally trained in Italy by Bruno Grizzetti, Rakti later joined Michael Jarvis in Newmarket. He won two Italian Group 1s including the Derby Italiano, adding top-class victories in the Champion Stakes, Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and Lockinge Stakes - which he won by five lengths.

Rakti’s oldest European crop are three, and include Italian Listed scorer Carioca as well as multiple winners Bookiesindex Girl, Drumpellier, Sharakti and White Dart.

Bred in Britain by Azienda Agricola Rosati Colarieti, he was out of the Rainbow Quest mare Ragera, herself a daughter of Italian Classic-placed Smageta and from the further family of useful trio Golden Nun, Le Cadre Noir and Miss Mirasol.




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