Pour Moi, winner of this year’s Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I), has been retired from racing after injuring his left front fetlock while training at Chantilly for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 2. He will enter stud in 2012 at John Magnier and partners’ Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
By Coolmore stallion and 1999 Arc winner Montjeu, Pour Moi won the June 4 Epsom Derby by a head over Treasure Beach, who is by fellow Coolmore stallion Galileo. Pour Moi raced for Magnier’s wife, Sue, in partnership with Coolmore associates Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. The three partners also own Treasure Beach.
Pour Moi prepped for the Epsom Derby in the Prix Greffulhe (Fr-II), which he won by 1 1/2 lengths. He had opened the season with a third-place finish in the Prix La Force (Fr-III). At 2 Pour Moi captured one of two starts.
A grandson of deceased Coolmore stallion Sadler's Wells, Pour Moi exited racing with three wins from five starts and earnings of $1,313,155 under trainer Andre Fabre.
Bred in Ireland by Lynch Bages, Pour Moi is out of the Darshaan mare Gwynn and is a half brother to French group winner Gagnoa (by Sadler’s Wells). His female family includes such European champions as Awaasif, Bosra Sham, and Lammtarra.