Novellist, who shaved off two seconds in the Group I King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes this summer, has been retired. Released in a report by the Racing Post, Novellist was sold to stand at stud for Teruva Yoshida’s Shadai Stallion Station in Japan. The Racing Post also announced that Dr. Christoph Bergar, owner and breeder, maintains breeding rights to Novellist.
Bred in Ireland, Novellist is by the now-deceased German champion sire Monsun out of the German group III winner Night Lagoon, by Lagunas. As a yearling, Novellist was offered at the Baden-Baden 2010 sale but was not sold at the final bid of €100,000 ($128,950 US).
At the age of two, Novellist was sent to Andreas Wohler for training. He handily became a multiple Group I winner with a record of nine wins and one second out of 11 races. His earnings are just short of $1.9 million.
The colt was highweighted in both Germany and Italy during 2012. His more notable races include the Ity-I Gran Premio del Jockey Club, the Fr-I Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, the Eng-I King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and the Ger-I Longines-Grosser Preis von Baden Super-Dreierwette.
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