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George Vancouver to Stand in France

The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) winner headed to stud at Haras de la Hetrae.

George Vancouver, last year's winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf  (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, has been retired to stud.

According to the Racing Post, the colt, owned by John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith, will stand at Pascal Noue's Haras de la Hetraïe in France as a result of a deal brokered by Richard Venn. A stud fee has yet to be announced.

"We are delighted to have been able to secure such a tough and talented performer for France...he is sure to  be popular as he is a very good-looking and correct horse," Noue told the Racing Post.

Acquired out of the 2010 Keeneland November breeding stock sale for $450,000 by D.M.I, the weanling was consigned by Paramount Sales, as agent. Bred in Kentucky by Capital Bloodstock, George Vancouver is a son of Henrythenavigator--Versailles Treaty, by Danzig.

Racing in Europe for all but his Breeders' Cup start, the Aiden O'Brien trainee retires with a record of  2-1-1 from 10 starts and earnings equaling $700,282.  In addition to his Juvenile Turf win, George Vancouver was twice group I-placed with a second in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) and a third in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I).