Russian Camelot will stand at stud in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.
The Herald Sun has established Widden Stud is the frontrunner to secure the dual Group 1 winner, retired last month after a small tendon tear running second in the All-Star Mile at The Valley
Widden’s roster includes champion sires Zoustar and Nicconi.
Russian Camelot’s managing owner John Wheeler would not be drawn on the identity of the “Australian stud”.
“He will be going to an Australian stud, but I really want to leave it to the stud master to make the announcement, which he will do imminently,” Wheeler said.
“We’re very happy, it is sorted through, and delighted it has reached a conclusion.”
Russian Camelot won the South Australian Derby and Underwood Stakes last year.
He placed in three Group 1 races last spring, including the Makybe Diva Stakes (second), Caulfield Stakes (second) and Cox Plate (third) before running eighth in the Melbourne Cup.
“You always hope in your life that you might find a stallion,” Wheeler said.
“He’s yet to be successful (as a stallion), but if he is successful, there’s no reason to think he won’t add something to the Australian thoroughbred industry.
“We’re very happy we’re staying as substantial partners with the stud and we’re very happy to see him placed where he’s going.”
The owners and champion trainer Danny O’Brien have all “retained an interest” in the horse.
Russian Camelot amassed $2.39 million for connections, winning four of 11 career starts.
Originally published asDone deal: Stud snares Russian?
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