Coolmore Stud yesterday announced that legendary sire Sadler’s Wells is to be retired from stud duties due to declining fertility. The 27-year-old son of Northern Dancer will remain at Coolmore where he has stood since retiring to stud for the 1985 season.
Sadler’s Wells was champion sire in Britain and Ireland a record-breaking 14 times including 13 years in succession. Coolmore manager Christy Grassick said: “I think Sadler’s Wells is generally acknowledged as the best sire Europe has ever seen and we feel very privileged to have been associated with him. Despite his advancing years, he is still in remarkably good condition and I hope he enjoys a long and happy retirement. His influence will be felt for many years to come and in Galileo, Montjeu and High Chaparral, we are delighted to have his three best sons at Coolmore.”
Extract from Coolmore Stud