Saturday 1 October 2005
will retire to Gilltown Stud at the end of this season.
Winner of the Group 2 Beresford Stakes as a 2 year old, Azamour went on to win the Group 1 St. James’s Palace Stakes and the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes as a 3 year old. He more than justified the decision to keep him in training as a 4 year old when winning the Royal Ascot Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at York in June in emphatic style, and proved his versatility by putting in a sparkling performance to win what was a high class renewal of the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.
Pat Downes, Manager of Gilltown Stud, said “ Azamour is an outstanding racehorse with immense physical presence, who has won at the highest level over a mile, a mile and a quarter, and a mile and a half. He will be a wonderful addition to our stallion roster.”