MGISW Modern Games Retired

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MGISW Modern Games (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}–Modern Ideals {GB}, by New Approach {Ire}), a winner at the Group 1/Grade I level at two, three and four, has been retired from racing. Stud plans for Modern Games will be announced at a later date.

A half-brother to 2023 Classic heroine Mawj (Ire), the Godolphin homebred won four of six starts at two, including the G3 Tattersalls S. at Newmarket and the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar.

At three, he added victories in the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains at ParisLongchamp, the GI Woodbine Mile in Canada before recording his second Breeders' Cup success in the GI Mile at Keeneland.

He recorded his first Group 1 win on home soil at four, taking Newbury's May 20 Lockinge S. by 1 1/2 lengths before rounding out his career with a fourth in the G1 Queen Anne S. at Royal Ascot June 20.

Trainer Charlie Appleby said, “Modern Games was a brilliant horse to train and such a great advert for Godolphin. To win at two Breeders' Cups, to be part of our trio of Guineas winners in 2022, and to land the Lockinge Stakes this season, shows his class, toughness and durability.

“He answered every call we asked of him, and we will miss him at Moulton Paddocks. I'm sure he will be a huge success in his next career as a stallion.”

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