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MunningsMunnings: the son of Speightstown was a high-class sprinter in America

Munnings retired to Ashford Stud, Kentucky

HIGH-CLASS American sprinter Munnings has been retired to his owner Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Kentucky.

The Todd Pletcher-trained son of Speightstown finished placed in two Grade 1s, the Hopeful and Champagne Stakes, at two.

At three he landed the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes and Tom Fool Handicap and was placed in the Haskell Invitational and King's Bishop Stakes.

This year at four he won the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship.

Munnings was foaled by the unraced Holy Bull mare La Comete, a half-sister to high-class pair Icon Project and Lasting Approval, herself  out of Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup winner La Gueriere, from the family of Allez France.

He was purchased by Coolmore's Demi O'Byrne for $1.7m at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Calder sale.

Ashford Stud manager DermotRyan said: "Munnings is a terrific-looking individual who showed brilliant speed on the track and had an explosive kick at the end of his races.

"He’s already here at Ashford, looking a million dollars, and is available for inspection."

A fee will be announced at a later date.

 

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