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Three Valleys sold
to stand in Turkey

THREE Valleys, the runaway Coventry Stakes winner of 2003, is leaving Newmarket to continue his stud career in Turkey.

The son of Diesis has stood at Banstead Manor Stud since his retirement in 2008. He has been sold by Juddmonte to Turkish stud owner Selman Tasbek to stand at his Tasbek Stud near Istanbul.

"We always regret selling any of our stallions but felt that this was an opportunity for Three Valleys to further his international stud career in Turkey," said Banstead Manor Stud general manager Philip Mitchell. "I am sure he will be a great success for his new owner."

Three Valleys turned in a stunning performance to win the Coventry Stakes by eight lengths for Roger Charlton. He was later first past the post in the Middle Park Stakes but was disqualified after a banned substance was found in a post-race sample.

Transferred to Bobby Frankel in the US, he won the Del Mar Breeders' Handicap and ran third in the Grade 1 Citation Handicap twice.

Three Valleys, who is out of a half-sister to the great broodmare Hasili, is the sire of four stakes performers from two crops of racing age including the Group 2-placed Saint Bernard and ill-fated King Charles II Stakes runner-up The Nile. He stood the past season for £5,000.

 

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