Breeders' Cup Winner Val Royal to National Stud
Updated: Tuesday, October 3, 2006 4:19 PM
Posted: Tuesday, October 3, 2006 4:19 PM
Val Royal, winner of the 2001 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will stand in 2007 at the National Stud near Newmarket, England. His fee will be £6,500.
A 10-year-old millionaire son of Royal Academy
, Val Royal holds the record for the fastest Breeders' Cup Mile, a 1:32.05, set at Belmont Park. He also won two grade II grass stakes and was a group II winner in France.
Val Royal, who is owned by James Atkinson, formerly was based at Oak Lodge Stud in Ireland. He is the sire of English group II-placed Cockney Rebel as well as several winners and is out of the stakes-placed Bikala mare Vadlava.
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