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Arc Winner Waldgeist Retired

Wednesday, 13th November 2019

Waldgeist (Galileo-Waldlerche, by Monson) who denied Enable (Nathaniel-Concentric, by Sadler’s Wells) a third consecutive win in the Gr1 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe has been officially retired to stud, reports racingpost.com. Trained by Andre Fabre, Waldgeist won nine of his 21 starts, including four Gr1 races (see below). “Waldgeist was a pleasure to train,” Fabre said. “He showed me early that he was very good, he won a Group 1 at two, and progressed all the way to win the Arc. He had a fantastic attitude to training and racing, acted on any ground, and had a great turn of foot. He was very sound both mentally and physically and I'm confident that he has everything it takes to make a top stallion.” He will stand at Ballylinch Stud in Ireland alongside Lope De Vega, who also wore the racing silks of Gestut Ammerland’s Dietrich von Boetticher. "The team at Ballylinch are delighted to welcome Waldgeist here to join Lope de Vega," Ballylinch managing director John O'Connor told the Racing Post. "We look forward to working with Dietrich von Boetticher and Newsells Park to help develop him into another top-class sire." Waldgeist will stand at a fee of €17,500 with shares available.

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