GB: David O’Meara international flagbearer Suedois retired

Horse Racing Suedois
Suedois (Danny Tudhope) wins G1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland in October 2017.
Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography

By Jon Lees

GB: Suedois, who helped establish trainer David O’Meara’s reputation on the international stage, has been retired.

The nine-year-old won more than £1.5 million from ten wins in 50 starts, which included 33 top three finishes.

He recorded his biggest success for owners George Turner and Clipper Logistics in the G1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland in 2017 and won three other Group prizes.

He also finished second in the 2016 July Cup as well as fourth in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Mile and third on his return to Keeneland for the 2019 Shadwell Turf Mile in 2019.

His last start was in February in the stc 1351 Cup on the Saudi Cup card, in Riyadh, where he finished fifth behind Dark Power, having won a valuable Meydan handicap on his previous outing in January.

Announcing the news the O’Meara stable said: “The debate over Suedois’ best trip and his greatest performance can be debated at length as his career highlights above demonstrate. 

“What is undisputed however is that Suedois is an incredible horse who will be missed by all at Willow Farm. He is set for a happy retirement at his owners state of the art stud farm at Branton Court, a retirement fit for any king.”

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