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Australian 3yo Jacquinot, who carried the Qatar Racing silks to success in the 1400m Gr.1 C.F. Orr Stakes at Ladbrokes Park Hills (Melbourne Racing Club) in February, has been retired to stand at Widden Stud.

Jacquinot will stand at Widden’s New South Wales base for AU$33,000, alongside other Qatar Racing stallions Zoustar (fee raised to AU$220,000 for 2023) and his son Zousain (AU$22,000).

Outstanding 3yo colt Jacquinot won two Gr.1 races – the other was the 2022 Golden Rose at Rosehill – as well as two Gr.3s and earned over AU$2.4million in prize money. He has joined Widden Stud alongside past Golden Rose winners Zoustar and Trapeze Artist.

Widden’s Antony Thompson said: “The Golden Rose has become a pivotal race for a colt to win and Jacquinot scored an amazing victory with his phenomenal turn of foot allowing him to run down the best filly in the country, In Secret.

“It was a vintage renewal of the race with the field including the Golden Slipper winner, the Blue Diamond winner and the Champagne Stakes winner, while fourth-placed Golden Mile came out to win the Caulfield Guineas at his next start.”

Jacquinot's trainer Mick Price added: “Jacquinot had speed, soundness, temperament and genuine Gr.1 ability. His pedigree is excellent and most importantly he had what all good stud colts have – tenacity.”

Dual Gr.1 winner Jacquinot has retired to Widden Stud

Jacquinot was bred and retained to race by Lindsay Maxsted and partners and was secured for stud duties during his racing career by Widden Stud, Trilogy Racing, Qatar Bloodstock and other partners. Jacquinot is by Rubick (by Encosta de Lago) and sure to prove extremely popular at stud.

Another stallion who is extremely popular is Zoustar, who has had his fee at Widden Stud increased from AU$198,000 to AU$220,000. He continues to represent outstanding value at £30,000 (Oct 1st SLF) standing at his Northern Hemisphere base of Tweenhills in Gloucestershire, alongside other Qatar Racing stallions Kameko (£15,000 Oct 1st SLF) and Lightning Spear (£5,000 Oct 1st SLF).

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