CHEVELEY PARK STUD has confirmed last month’s Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Garswood will be retired at the end of the season and will join its stallion roster next year.
The Newmarket operation bred Garswood from its popular young sire Dutch Art and sold him as a foal for 19,000gns (to Richard Knight trading as Portanova Bloodstock), but after the colt won the Rosebery Stakes and finished second in the Cornwallis Stakes for David Armstrong at two, it bought back into him.
Garswood, who is trained by Richard Fahey, subsequently won the European Free Handicap and Lennox Stakes, and finished third in the Prix de la Foret at three.
This year at four he has taken his form to another level, by winning the Maurice de Gheest on heavy going, as well as finishing second in the Criterion Stakes.
Garswood is likely to have one more run before retiring to stud, when he bids to go two places better on his second crack at the Prix de la Foret next month.
Garswood is out of the unraced Kyllachy mare Penchant, a three-parts sister to Coronation Stakes and Falmouth Stakes runner-up Infallible.
Infallible has been in good form as a broodmare this year, as she is the dam of Tercentenary Stakes runner-up Mutakayyef and progressive Steward’s Cup winner Intrinsic.
Cheveley Park Stud managing director Chris Richardson said: “We are delighted Dutch Art has had two Group 1 winners this year, in Garswood and Slade Power, both of whom have been such emphatic winners at the highest level.
“Garswood, an impressive individual in every way, will retire to Cheveley Park Stud after his last intended race in the Prix de la Foret, bringing a further exciting element to our already strong portfolio of stallions available to British and international breeders alike.”
Garswood will stand at Cheveley Park Stud alongside his sire, his paternal grandsire Medicean, his damsire Kyllachy and Kyllachy’s sire Pivotal, as well as Intello, Lethal Force and Mayson.
A fee will be announced at a later date.