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Colonel John: the son of Tiznow finished fifth in the Breeders' Cup Classic

  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker  

Colonel John retired to WinStar Farm

DUAL Grade 1 winner Colonel John has been retired and will begin his stallion career at WinStar Farm in Kentucky next year.

The son of Tiznow was runner-up in the CashCall Futurity at two and completed top-flight victories in the Santa Anita Derby and the Travers Stakes at three.

His best effort this year at four came last month when narrowly beaten into second by Gitano Hernando in the Goodwood Stakes.

Colonel John's final run was in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic, in which he finished fifth behind the brilliant Zenyatta.

The colt was trained by Eoin Harty, who said: "I wasaround his sire Tiznow, who was one of the most talented horses I have ever been around.  Colonel John has the same qualities as his sire, namely speed, class and durability."

WinStar president Doug Cauthen added: "He had two-year-old speed, carried it going two turns and is a multiple Grade 1 winner.

"He's the most accomplished son of Tiznow to retire and we are proud to bring him home. He's a big, athletic horse and has everything we are looking for in a Classic sire prospect. We love his race record, pedigree, and physical attributes."

Colonel John won on cushion track and dirt, as well as his only start on turf. His fee will be announced shortly.

 

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