Poet’s Word Retired To Shadwell


Poet’s Word arrives at Shadwell’s Nunnery Stud | Steve Cargill

Poet’s Word (GB) (Poet’s Voice {GB}-Whirly Bird {GB}, by Nashwan), the winner of this year’s G1 Prince Of Wales’s S. and G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S., has been retired from racing and will stand at Shadwell’s Nunnery Stud. Poet’s Word was second to standout 3-year-old Roaring Lion (Kitten’s Joy) in the G1 Juddmonte International on Aug. 22 and trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who handled the 5-year-old for owner Saeed Suhail, revealed midway through September that Poet’s Word had picked up an injury that would rule him out of the rest of the season. The bay, a typical improver for his trainer, had finished second to Hawkbill (Kitten’s Joy) in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic on seasonal debut in March.

Poet’s Word, a 300,000gns Tattersalls October Book 2 yearling, is a half to the dual Group 3 winner Malabar (GB) (Raven’s Pass) as well as the dam of G2 Railway S. winner Beckford (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}). It is also the family of the likes of Inchinor (GB), Miss Keller (Ire) and Harbour Law (GB). Poet’s Word’s sire, Poet’s Voice, was showing promise with his early crops before dying suddenly at Darley’s Dalham Hall Stud earlier this year.

Shadwell Stud Director Richard Lancaster said, “Poet’s Word was a tremendous racehorse and is a great credit to Sir Michael, who gave him the time to develop into one of Europe’s elite middle-distance performers. He put up a huge performance when beating Cracksman in the Prince of Wales’s S. and then

backed that up when he displayed all his tenacity and fighting spirit to beat Crystal Ocean in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S.”

“Not only are there several precocious performers found in Poet’s Word’s pedigree, he is also a beautiful-looking horse, a point emphasised by his 300,000gns yearling price. He uses himself particularly well and if he can pass that trait on to his offspring, it will stand him in good stead.”

Poet’s Word will be available for viewing during the Tattersalls December sales, and a fee will be announced at a later time.

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