Sir Percy, a Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner and English champion at 2 and 3, has arrived at Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud near Newmarket, England, where he will enter stud in 2008 for a fee of 8,000 pounds (approximately $16,000).
Campaigned by A.E. Pakenham, Sir Percy won the 2006 Epsom Derby following a runner-up effort in the mile classic Stan James Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) to begin his 3-year-old season. As a 2-year-old, he won all four races, including the Darley Dewhurst (Eng-I) and Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Eng-II).
"We are proud to see a Derby winner joining the stallion ranks at Lanwades," Rausing said. "With his outstanding pedigree and racing record, he represents marvelous value and opportunity for domestic and international mare owners."
Sir Percy's Derby score came over a field that included Dylan Thomas, who later won the Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I) and was awarded an Irish championship that year. Sir Percy's broodmare sire, Blakeney, won the 1969 Epsom Derby.
Sir Percy, who raced three times this year, retired with five wins from 10 races and earnings of $2,150,350. He was a Cartier Award nominee at 2 and 3.
Bred in Great Britain by The Old Suffolk Stud, Sir Percy is by Mark of Esteem and is the last foal from English group winner Percy's Lass.