Godolphin’s Nine-Time Group 1 Winner Anamoe Retired To Darley Kelvinside

Godolphin homebred Anamoe (Aus) (Street Boss–Anamato {Aus}, by Redoute’s Choice {Aus}), a nine-time Group 1 winner, has been retired from racing and will stand at Darley Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley. The most successful horse to ever race at Group 1 level in the royal blue, the November-born foal will stand for A$121,000 (inc. GST) at the operation’s New South Wales-based stud.

Godolphin trainer James Cummings said, “Our team is proud of all he has achieved during his racing career. He has never let us down and has been there for us at every start. We wish him all the best in his retirement and we can’t wait to seeing his progeny coming through the stables in the years to come.

“It has been an immense honour and privilege for our team to care for Anamoe and guide him through his racing career. His health has always been our top priority and we take great pride in retiring him in such excellent condition.”

Only the second horse in over 20 years to win top-flight races at two, three and four in his native land, Anamoe was placed in both the G1 Blue Diamond S. and the G1 Golden Slipper S. prior to claiming the G1 Sires’ Produce S. by three lengths as a juvenile. At three the G1 Caulfield Guineas and G1 Rosehill Guineas went his way before he took second, with interference, in the G1 Cox Plate. Last August marked the first of four consecutive Group 1 race victories in the Winx S. He added the George Main S., Might And Power, and Cox Plate in succession. In the Australian autumn, his record was further bolstered by scores in the G1 Chipping Norton S. and G1 George Ryder S. His career finale was a good third in the G1 Queen Elizabeth S. earlier this month and he retires with a record of 25-14-5-3 and $7,710,095 in earnings.

Vin Cox, Managing Director of Godolphin in Australia, added, “It is bittersweet to see Anamoe retire from the racetrack. As an iconic figure for Godolphin and the world of horseracing, he leaves a legacy that will not be forgotten and he has nothing more to prove.

“The trifecta of performance, pedigree, and attitude are the most critical factors breeders consider and he possesses them all in spades. As he embarks on his new journey on the prestigious Darley roster, there’s no doubt that he is the most sought after and exceptional stallion Australia has ever seen.”

Earlier this year, the Southern Hemisphere 4-year-old had been nominated for the G1 Lockinge S. at Newbury next month, and he was also under consideration for a Royal Ascot bid as recently as Apr. 13 before connections decided to call time on his career.

The eighth foal out of G1 Australian Oaks heroine Anamato, who also ran third in the GI American Oaks Invitational S. in America, the bay is a half-brother to Irish stakes winner and G3 Weld Park S. second Anamba (GB) (Shamardal). Anamoe’s extended family includes G1 Oakleigh Plate hero Drum (Aus) (Maurauding {NZ}) and Australian Champion Older Horse Grand Armee (Aus) (Hennessy), as well as the New Zealand Champion 2-Year-Old Yourdeel (NZ) (Dundeel {NZ}).

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