Dylan Thomas, who won the Oct. 7 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Fr-I) and is entered in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), will retire to Coolmore Stud in Ireland before the end of the year. He races for Michael Tabor and Susan Magnier, whose husband, John Magnier, is Coolmore's managing partner.
"We're already had numerous enquires about him from breeders both her in Ireland and abroad, so we just wanted to put everyone in the picture," said farm manager Christy Grassick about the 4-year-old son of Danehill. "Dylan Thomas has everything it takes to be a great stallion, and Danehill is already proving a remarkable sire of sires with the likes of Danehill Dancer, Rock of Gibraltar, Dansili, and Danetime."
Dylan Thomas was an Irish champion last year after winning the Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I) and Bailey's Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I). He ran third in the Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I).
This year, Dylan Thomas not only boasts a group I win in the Arc, but also in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in England, the Prix Ganay in France, and the Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes. He has won a career total of 10 of 18 races and earned $8,981,786.
Bred in Ireland by Tower Bloodstock, Dylan Thomas is a half-brother to 2001 English champion Queen's Logic and is out of Irish Broodmare of the Year Lagrion, by Diesis.