Golden Rose runner-up North Pacific off to stud

Group 3 winner North Pacific has become the latest three-year-old to be retired to stud after sustaining an injury.

The Brazen Beau colt was announced as part of the roster at Newgate Farm on Thursday and will stand for his first season this year.

A $800,000 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale purchase, North Pacific retires as a Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes winner and was a Group 1 Golden Rose runner-up to Ole Kirk last spring.

The Hawkes Racing talent joins a high-profile list of three-year-old colts to depart racing for the breeding barn in recent months.

All three 2020 Golden Rose placegetters have now retired with winner and Caulfield Guineas victor Ole Kirk standing at Vinery and two-time Group 1 winner King’s Legacy at Coolmore.

It follows the retirements of Golden Slipper winner Farnan (Kia Ora Stud) and Group 3 victor Anders (Widden Stud).

North Pacific joins a Newgate roster that includes emerging stallions Extreme Choice, Capitalist and Flying Artie.

“While his racing career was prematurely cut short, he was a horse with legitimate Group 1 form and talent,” Newgate’s Henry Field.

“It was very encouraging to see leading form analyst Daniel O’Sullivan rank him at the top of the three-year-old colts for this season based on his two peak performances.

“I am personally a big believer that you should rate a stallion on their best performances and at his best, North Pacific was quite brilliant.”

North Pacific retires with a record of two wins and four placings from eight starts.

North Pacific will stand for $20,000 plus GST.

Originally published asNorth Pacific joins 3YO exodus to stud

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