Regal Ransom won the 2009 Super Derby.

Regal Ransom won the 2009 Super Derby.

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Regal Ransom Retired; Will Stand at Darley

Son of Distorted Humor is a graded winner in North America, group winner in Dubai.

Regal Ransom, a graded stakes winner in North America and a group winner the United Arab Emirates, has been retired from racing and will stand at Darley America near Lexington in 2012.

A winner at ages 2, 3, and 4, Regal Ransom defeated champion Blame  in the Super Derby (gr. II) as a sophomore, earning a 110 Beyer Speed Figure. He additionally captured the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group U.A.E. Derby (UAE-II) over at Nad Al Sheba racecourse. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor for Godolphin Racing, he retired with career earnings of $1,894,835.

A son of champion sire Distorted Humor , Regal Ransom is out of the Red Ransom mare Kelli’s Ransom, who is also the dam of three-time grade I winner Devil May Care.

“Regal Ransom displayed tremendous ability from the outset,” said Charlie Boden, Darley’s head of sales, in a release. “He’s a grade/group winner on two continents with an impressive pedigree and great looks to match. We are very excited about offering him to breeders in 2012.”

Bred in Kentucky by Diamond A Racing Corporation, Regal Ransom was a $675,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida select 2-year-old sale purchase.

Regal Ransom’s stud fee will be set at a later date.