Explosive sprinter-miler Rich Enuff has bowed out of racing to stand his first season at Woodside Park Stud later this year.
Woodside Park general manager Murray Tillett made the announcement shortly after Rich Enuff drew the curtain on a 12-start career at Randwick on Saturday.
“We were setting him for the All Aged Stakes so it’s disappointing because Peter Snowden was convinced he was a genuine Group 1 horse,” Tillett said.
“He’s pulled up well but we’ve decided to retire him immediately.”
Rich Enuff is a good-looking son of Written Tycoon and is the first high-profile stallion to begin stud duties in Victoria this year. A service fee will be released at a later date.
Written Tycoon is on top of the Australian 2YO sires’ premiership and his colts Capitalist and Dieters will continue their Golden Slipper preparations in the G2 Todman Stakes at Randwick this Saturday.
“The sireline is flying,” Tillett added.
“Rich Enuff is the best Group winning son of Written Tycoon and is a perfect first season option for breeders.”
Rich Enuff (4h Written Tycoon – Hotnuff by Spartacus) was Melbourne’s star three-year-old at the 2014 spring carnival winning the G2 Danehill Stakes and G3 Guineas Prelude before running a brave second to the Snowden-trained Shooting To Win in the G1 Caulfield Guineas.
“We had him going as well or even better than he was as a three-year-old,” Snowden admitted.
“I thought he would have been hard to beat in the All Aged Stakes but he’s a valuable stallion prospect and the decision was made in the best interests of the horse.”