10/30/2002 1:00AM

Beat Hollow retired to stud


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Multiple Grade 1 winner Beat Hollow, a leading Eclipse Award contender as turf male, has retired from racing after his sixth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Mile. Beat Hollow, by Sadler's Wells, will enter stud in England next year at Banstead Manor Stud, which is owned by his owner and breeder, Khaled Abdullah.

Campaigned by Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, 5-year-old Beat Hollow began his career in England, where he became a respected runner, with a record that included a third behind Sinndar and Sakhee in the 2000 Epsom Derby.

His single start in France, in which he won the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris, was enough to make him that country's highweighted runner in for 9 1/2 to 11 furlongs. Beat Hollow shipped to Bobby Frankel's barn in California late in 2001.

Three of Beat Hollow's four lifetime Grade/Group 1 victories came during his American sojourn, with scores in the Arlington Million, Turf Classic, and Manhattan Handicap. Beat Hollow exits the racetrack with a lifetime record of 12-7-2-2 and total earnings of more than $1.8 million.

Beat Hollow is out of the Group 1 Irish Oaks winner Wemyss Bight.