Cheveley Park Stud are delighted to announce that the Group 1 winning 2 year old, UNFORTUNATELY, has retired from racing and will take up stallion duties at Cheveley Park Stud in 2019, where he will stand alongside Dutch Art, Garswood, Intello, Lethal Force, Mayson, Pivotal, Twilight Son and Ulysees.
Trained by Karl Burke, UNFORTUNATELY was one of last season’s leading 2 year olds, whose highlight came when comfortably winning the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville, beating subsequent Group 1 winner and stablemate Havana Grey, and winning in a quicker time than the likes of Lady Aurelia, Shalaa, No Nay Never, Dabirsim, Johannesburg, Zafonic and Machiavellian. UNFORTUNATELY also took the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin over 5½ furlongs during his 2 year old campaign, beating the dual Group 2 winner Heartache in good style. On his final start last month he proved better than ever showing a sustained turn of foot to win the Group 3 Renaissance Stakes at Naas, with the multiple Group 1 winner Gordon Lord Byron well in arrears.
UNFORTUNATELY is, to date, the best horse sired by the late and much missed Society Rock, whose progeny are enjoying another fine season on the track. He is out of the winning mare UNFORTUNATE, and a half-brother to the admirably tough and consistent Group 2 Temple Stakes winner, LOOK BUSY.
Cheveley Park Stud Managing Director, Chris Richardson, said; “The highly talented and precocious Unfortunately is a gorgeous looking individual, with a quality outlook. Being a 2 year old Group 1 winner, Unfortunately, very much compliments and enhances the commercial speed element of our stallion roster”.
Trainer Karl Burke commented; “From day one Unfortunately proved to be a totally reliable, straight forward colt with great constitution, temperament and had ability to match. His performances during his two year old season were top class. I very much look forward to training his offspring, and have no doubt he will be a great success as a stallion.”
A fee for UNFORTUNATELY will be announced at a later date.
UNFORTUNATELY winning the Renaissance Stakes at Naas last month