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Appel Au Maitre retired to stud in Denmark

SCANDINAVIAN racing star Appel Au Maitre has been retired and will begin his stallion career at Hjortebo Stud in Denmark next year.

The seven-year-old son of Starborough - also sire of top sprinter Overdose - was trained by Wido Neuroth to win 12 times, including twice over 1m at two.

At three his victories included an eight-and-a-half-length beating of Peas And Carrots in the Group 3 Stockholm Cup, a race he won again the following season.

At five Appel Au Maitre scored in the Group3 Stockholms Stora Pris and at six he landed the Group 3 Grand Prix Premiere at Cologne.

The horse often ran well in top company in Germany, including when fourth in the 2007 Deutsches Derby, third in the 2009 Deutschland-Preis and second in last year's Rheinland-Pokal.

Appel Au Maitre was bred in France by the Haras de la Reboursiere et de Montaigu out of the stud's fine broodmare Rotina, a daughter of Crystal Glitters who also produced dual Group 2 winner Whortleberry to Starborough, as well as black-type performers Belle Et Celebre, Causa Proxima, Valentino and Ysoldina.

Peter Doyle sourced Appel Au Maitre for Neuroth, buying him for €155,000 at the 2005 Arqana August Yearling Sale in Deauville.





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