Breeders' Cup Mile Winner Domedriver Retired
Photo: David Snyder
Domedriver upset Rock of Gibraltar in the 2002 Breeders' Cup Mile.
Flaxman Holdings homebred Domedriver, who unleashed a strong closing kick to post an upset victory in the 2002 Netjets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), has been retired to stud at Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud near Newmarket, England.

An announcement from Lanwades said the fee would be announced soon and that the horse's book of mares will be limited. Also, Domedriver will not shuttle to other locales.

"He is a very good-looking, well-balanced, and correct horse, with a lovely temperament," Rausing said in the release. "We feel that he will ideally complement our existing band of stallions and that he will suite a wide range of mares."

Trained by Pascal Bary for the Niarchos family's Flaxman Holdings, Domedriver won six of 21 career starts, with converted earnings of $1,028,349. Included in his victories were the 2002 Prix Daniel Wildenstein-Casino Barriere de la Rochelle (Fr-II) previous to his Mile victory in which he was sent off a 26-1 odds to defeat 4-5 favorite Rock of Gibraltar. A 5-year-old son of Indian Ridge bred in Ireland, Domedriver was produced from the multiple stakes-winning Baillamont mare Napoli.

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