10/01/2010 3:25PM

Cacique retired because of fertility trouble


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Juddmonte has pensioned its two-time American Grade 1 winner Cacique at the age of 9 because of fertility trouble.

A Danehill horse out of English Broodmare of the Year Hasili, Cacique has stood at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud in England since 2007, but he has sired small crops and did not cover outside mares at all in 2010, according to Racing Post. Cacique’s first runners are juveniles this year, and they include French stakes-placed Katerini from nine starters so far.

Cacique is a full brother to successful sire and champion Dansili, North America’s 2001 champion turf female Banks Hill, North America’s 2005 champion turf female Intercontinental, and Canada’s 2009 Horse of the Year Champs Elysees. He began his career in France, where he won three group stakes and placed in a trio of Group 1 races. In the United States, he won the Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes and Manhattan Handicap in 2006; he also was runner-up that season in the Arlington Million, United Nations Handicap, and Turf Classic.

He earned $1,462,331 from seven wins, five second-place finishes, and one third in 18 career starts.