Victor Ludorum Retired To Logis


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Victor Ludorum (GB) (Shamardal-Antiquities {GB}, by Kaldounevees {Fr}), an unbeaten Group 1-winning 2-year-old who trained on to be a Classic winner at three for Godolphin, has been retired from racing and will stand at Haras du Logis in Normandy next year. A fee will be announced at a later date.

Sam Bullard, Darley's director of stallions, said, “Victor Ludorum was a great credit to the Godolphin team–a homebred Classic winner who was exceptional at two. We're delighted to be standing him in France, scene of all his races. He hails from a particularly exceptional stallion-making family and has every chance of being a great stallion son of Shamardal.”

Victor Ludorum started three times at two in the space of five weeks for trainer Andre Fabre and won all three outings culminating in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere. He trained on to take the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains of 2020 and was third behind Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club. He picked up another pattern-race win over a mile this season when taking the G3 Prix Messidor at Chantilly, and was third behind the ascendant Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) in the G1 Prix du Moulin.

By Darley's own highly successful sire Shamardal, Victor Ludorum is inbred 3×3 to the excellent producer Helen Street (GB) (Troy {GB}), best known as the dam of Street Cry (Ire). Useful young sire Territories (Ire) also appears on the page.

Haras du Logis's Julian Ince said, “I'm thrilled that Darley is entrusting such a wonderful horse to the Haras du Logis. And, of course, it's tremendous for the French breeding community. Bred by Godolphin and masterfully trained by Andre Fabre, Victor Ludorum has been a wonderful horse to watch. We've all been so excited by him. A great looking colt, with a fantastic pedigree, and such a talent Unbeaten at two and brilliant in the Poule d'Essai–that's exactly what his sire Shamardal achieved, and we'll be hoping Victor Ludorum will be just as successful at stud.”

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