Calyx Bought By Coolmore, Retired

Calyx | Racing Post

Last year's G2 Coventry S. winner Calyx (GB) (Kingman {GB}-Helleborine {GB}, by Observatory) has been bought by Coolmore Stud and retired from racing. The 3-year-old will stand at Coolmore with owner/breeder Juddmonte Farms retaining an interest in the horse and supporting him.

Calyx was the first winner for his standout young sire last June when winning at Newmarket in a five-length 'TDN Rising Star' performance, and he backed up 10 days later with a one-length victory over Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) in Royal Ascot's Coventry. Sidelined for the remainder of the season thereafter, Calyx returned a four-length winner of the G3 Pavilion S. at Ascot on May 1 and was last seen finishing second in the G2 Sandy Lane S. on May 25.

Calyx is out of the G3 Prix d'Aumale winner and G1 Prix Marcel Boussac second Helleborine, a full-sister to G1 Sprint Cup winner African Rose (GB), also the dam of G3 Princess Margaret S. winner Fair Eva (GB) (Frankel {GB}). His third dam, Musicanti (Nijinsky), produced G1 Dewhurst S. winner Distant Music (Distant View).

Coolmore's Director of Sales David O'Loughlin said, “We are thrilled to get Calyx. He had an explosive turn of foot, as did his sire Kingman, while his dam is a group-winning 2-year-old and a full-sister to a Group 1-winning sprinter. He's a quality individual too so he has the complete package.”

John Gosden, who trained both Calyx and Kingman, said, “Calyx always had that rare brilliance you only see in champions. His performances at Ascot at both two and three years were of the highest standard. He is a very similar type to his sire Kingman and with both Coolmore and Juddmonte supporting him at stud he will be given the best possible opportunity to succeed as a stallion.”

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