Champion Rakti to Shuttle to Australia

Rakti, who will enter the stallion ranks in 2006 at Huma Park Stud in Ireland, will shuttle to Chatswood Stud in Australia for the Southern Hemisphere season. The 6-year-old son of Polish Precedent is scheduled to make his farewell start in the group I Hong Kong Mile Dec. 11.

Gary Tanaka bought Rakti after the horse won the 2002 Derby Italiano (It-I). For Tanaka, Rakti later won four English group I events, including this year's Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes, and another Italian group I stakes. He raced twice in Hong Kong, with his best effort being a second in the 2003 group I Hong Kong Cup.
Rakti, who was produced from the Rainbow Quest mare Ragera, has won 11 of 25 races and earned $2,915,923.