Treve To Visit Shalaa In 2017

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Treve | Zuzanna Lupa

By Emma Berry

Dual G1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB}) will be covered in 2017 by Shalaa (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), who joins the Al Shaqab stallion roster at Haras de Bouquetot for the coming season.

Treve retired at the end of 2015 with six Group 1 victories to her name and nine wins in total from 13 starts. Now six, the standout among 120 well-credentialed mares at Sheikh Joaan Al Thani’s Normandy farm is currently carrying her first foal by Dubawi (Ire).

Haras de Bouquetot’s manager Benoit Jeffroy said, “It is important for us to support our stallions and this year Treve will go to Shalaa, along with Twyla Tharp (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells), the dam of The Fugue (GB) (Dansili {GB}), and between 20 and 30 good black-type mares.”

He added, “We’re going to breed about 150 mares to Shalaa and about 25% of those are Irish and 25% English. The rest are split between our own mares and French mares.”

At €27,500, Shalaa is the most expensive stallion to retire to stud in Europe for 2017 on a list which numbers just over 40 new recruits to the stallion ranks for next year. Trained by John Gosden, Shalaa was bought as a yearling for 170,000gns and won six of his eight races in the Al Shaqab silks, including the Group 1 Darley Prix Morny and G1 Juddmonte Middle Park S.

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