Armor Retired To Bouquetot

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Armor winning the Molecomb | courtesy Haras de Bouquetot

This season's G3 Molecomb S. scorer Armor (GB) (No Nay Never-Hestia {Fr}, by High Chaparral {Ire}) has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2022 at Haras de Bouquetot in Normandy. He will stand for €5,000.

A €55,000 Arqana October yearling purchase by Al Shaqab Racing, Armor was a debut winner in April for trainer Richard Hannon. He took the Molecomb on his third start in July and was fourth in the G1 Prix Morny before placing in the G2 Flying Childers S. and G1 Middle Park S. On his last run, Armor finished eighth, beaten two lengths, in last weekend's GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint.

“We're delighted to welcome a group-winning son of No Nay Never to join the roster at Haras de Bouquetot for 2022,” said Haras de Bouquetot Stud Manager Benoit Jeffroy. “A fast and precocious horse of 1m59 (15.3 hh), Armor has shown an

amazing turn of foot and great consistency in his performances. We are confident that his profile, not dissimilar to other Al Shaqab Stallion Mehmas, will prove an attractive sort to

the European market.”

Armor will be available for inspection at Haras de Bouquetot during the Arqana December Sale.

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