On October 14, Darley Stud announced that multiple Group I victor Reckless Abandon has been retired. The stallion will begin his stud career in 2014 at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Kildangan Stud in County Kildare, Ireland. His stud fees have not yet been set.
Reckless Abandon was bred in Great Britain by Car Colston Hall Stud, and purchased by trainer Clive Cox for $39,122. He had been a part of the breeder’s consignment in the 2011 Doncaster premier yearling sale. He is by Exchange Rate, out of Sant Elena by Efisio.
The colt was raced by Julie Deadman and Stephen Barrow. After Reckless Abandon’s Prix Morny win, Darley purchased him. However, Deadman and Barrow struck a lease arrangement with Darley and are able to continue racing the stallion until end-2013.
Reckless Abandon is undefeated as a two year old, winning his five starts that included a couple of Grade I races. He ran the Robert Papin in the fastest time since Blushing Groom in 1976. He carried the most weight in France as a two-year-old colt.
Reckless Abandon retires with eight starts and a 5-0-1 record. His total earnings amount to $587,978.
Speaking about Reckless Abandon, Sam Bullard who is Darley’s stallion director says,
He's an attractive, strong, young stallion and is very likely to sire precocity. We are thrilled to have him join the Darley roster for 2014 and have no doubt that he will be very popular.
Darley Stud will announce Reckless Abandon’s stud fee in the near future.
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