Baron Georg von Ullmann's French champion Manduro was retired from racing after showing signs of lameness shortly after winning the Sept. 16 Prix Foy Gray d'Albion Barriere (Fr-II). The 5-year-old son of German leading sire Monsun will enter stud at Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England.
Manduro, who initially was scheduled to run in next month's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), retired with wins or placings in 17 of 18 races and earnings of $1,990,563. His other wins this year came in scores in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (Fr-I), Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I), Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I), and Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes (Eng-III). In 2006, he was a French champion.
Bred in Germany by Rolf Brunner, Manduro is out of stakes-placed, multiple stakes producer Mandellicht (by Be My Guest).