BLUE POINT RETIRED TO STUD

BLUE POINT RETIRED TO STUD

Blue Point, who completed a rare Royal Ascot sprint double on Saturday, has been retired to stud with trainer Charlie Appleby happy to let the four-time Group 1 winner bow out on top.

The five-year-old son of Shamardal claimed back-to-back wins in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes (5f) on Tuesday before fending off Dream Of Dreams in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f) just four days later, becoming the first horse since Choisir in 2003 to land both races in the same week.

Appleby said on Monday: “After a fantastic Royal Ascot bookended by wins in the Group 1 King’s Stand and the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee and subsequent discussions with his highness Sheikh Mohammed we feel it is the right time to retire Blue Point.”

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