Poet’s Word on the Move to Boardsmill Stud

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Poet’s Word | Amy Lanigan

MG1SW Poet’s Word (GB) (Poet’s Voice {GB}–Whirly Bird {GB}, by Nashwan) will move to Boardsmill Stud in Ireland for his second season, the stud announced on Tuesday. A fee will be set later. A winner of the G1 Prince Of Wales’s S. and G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. last term for Saeed Suhail and Sir Michael Stoute, the 300,000gns Tattersalls October Book 2 yearling ran second to Roaring Lion (Kitten’s Joy) in the G1 Juddmonte International S.

“Poet’s Word is an exciting addition to the stallion ranks of Ireland,” said Boardsmill Stud’s John Flood of the Woodcote Stud-bred 6-year-old, who will stand in a dual-purpose role at the County Meath nursery. “He is a very attractive dark bay horse, standing over 16.1 hands high with good bone and a great walk. His Group 1 victories last year earned him a Timeform Rating of 132 and he improved every year from two to five, winning on all types of ground and finishing in the frame in 16 of his 17 starts. He comes from the Dubawi (Ire) sire line with his first three sires all Group 1 winners over eight to 10 furlongs and it’s a sire line free of Northern Dancer blood, so he is a welcome outcross option for breeders.”

Out of the listed-placed Whirly Bird, herself a half-sister to Group 3 winner Ursa Major (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and SW Inchiri (GB) (Sadler’s Wells), Poet’s Word is a half-brother to MGSW Malabar (GB) (Raven’s Pass). Italian highweight and G1 Coronation S. runner-up Inchmurrin (Ire) (Lomond) is his third dam.

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