Champion juvenile and multiple G1-winning sprinter Reckless Abandon retires to Darley

Darley has announced that Reckless Abandon, Champion two-year-old and Europe’s highest rated 3YO sprinter of 2013 has been retired and will stand at Kildangan Stud in 2014

An undefeated Champion at two, Reckless Abandon won all five of his juvenile starts including the G2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, the G2 Robert Papin, the G1 Prix Morny and the G1 Middle Park Stakes – a run of victories no horse has ever won before. He won the Robert Papin in the fastest time recorded by a colt since Blushing Groom back in 1976.

Never beaten by a horse from his own generation, Reckless Abandon went on to be the first three-year-old home in the G1 Abbaye, G1 King’s Stand and the G2 Temple Stakes, races in which he finished in front of five older G1 winning sprinters, including both Sole Power and Kingsgate Native twice each.

A grandson of Danzig and from the immediate family of the all-time great sire Storm Cat and Royal Academy, the Clive Cox trained colt retires as the highest-rated three-year-old sprinter in Europe.

Sam Bullard, Darley’s Director of Stallions said, “Reckless Abandon was an unbeaten Champion two-year-old, a brilliant sprinter and he has the physique to match. He’s an attractive, strong young stallion and is very likely to sire precocity. We are thrilled to have him join the Darley roster for 2014 and have no doubt that he will be very popular with breeders.”

His fee will be set at a later date.

For further information please call Sam Bullard on +44 (0) 1638 730 070.