Updated on 09/17/2011 10:57AM

Choisir retired to shuttle stud duty


Choisir, Australia's two-time Royal Ascot sprint winner, has been retired after being sold to Coolmore Stud for a price believed in the neighborhood of 10 million pounds ($16.3 million).

A 4-year-old son of Danehill Dancer, Choisir is in quarantine in Newmarket following his second-place finish to Oasis Dream in Thursday's Group 1 July Cup. He will soon be headed back to Australia, where he will stand the newly begun Southern Hemisphere season at Coolmore's Hunter Valley Studs.

He will stand for a fee of 32,500 Australian dollars (U.S. $21,350), and will shuttle back to Ireland next winter for the Northern Hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore.

Trained by Paul Perry, Choisir won the Group 2 King's Stand Stakes and Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes last month at Royal Ascot. Formerly owned by Terry Wallace and partners, Choisir won seven times in 23 starts for earnings of $3,427,581.