King Of Change Retired To Derrinstown

King Of Change | Derrinstown Stud

Group 1-winning miler King Of Change (GB) (Farhh {GB}-Salacia {Ire}, by Echo of Light {GB}) has been retired from racing and will stand in 2021 at Derrinstown Stud for a fee of €7,000.

Bred by Rabbah Bloodstock and campaigned by owner Ali Abdulla Saeed with trainer Richard Hannon, King Of Change was placed in each of his two starts at two before breaking his maiden on seasonal debut in April of his 3-year-old campaign. He outran odds of 66-1 to finish second to Magna Grecia (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) in last year's G1 2000 Guineas, and justified that form by winning his two subsequent starts: the Listed Fortune S. at Sandown and the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. on Champions Day at Ascot last year with the likes of Magna Grecia, Benbatl (GB), Phoenix Of Spain (Ire), Mohaather (GB), Veracious (GB), Lord Glitters (Fr) and Accidental Agent (GB) in his wake. King Of Change has not raced since.

Out of the Echo Of Light (GB) mare Salacia (Ire), King Of Change is a half-brother to triple group-winning and Group 1-placed miler Century Dream (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}). Their second dam is the G3 Prix Fille de l'Air scorer Neptune's Bride (Bering {GB}).

Derrinstown also released the remainder of the their stallion roster on Wednesday. Awtaad (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}), already the sire of SW Ebeko (Ire) and the SP A Taad Moody (Ire) from his first crop, is €10,000. Group 1 sire Tamayuz (GB) (Nayef), the sire of 22 black-type winners, is at €8,000. Markaz (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) is €3,000, while Haatef (Danzig), who has sired six stakes winners, has been priced at €2,000.

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