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Spirit One retired to Haras de Lonray

ARLINGTON Million winner Spirit One has been retired to stand at Haras de Lonray in France.

Bred and owned by Kamel Chehboub, the four-year-old son of Anabaa Blue won three races at two, including the Group 3 Prix des Chenes by six lengths, and also finished second to Mount Nelson in the Criterium International and fourth behind Passage Of Time in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud.

Though he didn't win at three, he did finish second to Soldier Of Fortune in the Prix Noailles and second again to Literato in the Prix Guillaume d'Ornano.

He made his breakthrough at the highest level this year, when making all the running to deny a fast-finishing Archipenko in the Arlington Million. He also won the Prix Exbury and was runner-up in both the Prix d'Harcourt and La Coupe, and finished fourth behind Duke Of Marmalade in the Prix Ganay.

On his final start he finished fifth to Well Armed in the Grade 1 Goodwood Stakes at Santa Anita. In total he won five of his 19 career starts for trainer Philippe Demercastel.

Out of the winning Sicyos mare Lavayssiere, Spirit One is a half-brother to Listed winners Salsalava and Salsalavie.

 

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