Marie's Diamond Retired To Diamond Stud Bellewstown

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Marie's Diamond (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}–Sindiyma {Ire}, by Kalanisi {Ire}) has been retired and will stand at Diamond Stud Bellewstown in 2024. The G3 Angelsey S. victor will stand for €6,000. There are also limited breeding rights available.

“I believe he is a very important stallion for the future of the Irish Thoroughbred, boasting an excellent 2-year-old record while showing great progression and soundness throughout a long and successful career,” said Diamond Stud's Ciaran de Barra. “This horse had an incredible constitution, he is free from Danzig, Sadler's Wells, and Acclamation (GB) blood, so he is sure to suit a large proportion of the broodmare population.”

Bred by Tony Ashley, the €35,000 Tattersalls Ireland September yearling won the Angelsey for trainer Mark Johnston and Middleham Park Racing at two. A seven-time winner, the 65,000gns Tattersalls Autumn HIT graduate was also third in the G1 Queen Anne S. and placed in six other group races throughout his 65-race career for various connections while earning $463,141.

Added Johnston, “Marie's Diamond has the perfect blend of precocity and progression and showed a special constitution that is rare in the modern Thoroughbred.”

The 7-year-old is a half-brother to the stakes-winning G1 Metropolitan H. third Sikandarabad (Ire) (Dr Fong). This is the extended family of G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Sinndar (Ire) (Grand Lodge).

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