Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Let's not forget Yeats - perhaps the last great son of Sadler's Wells


Yeats was ranked #25 on the world rankings for 2009 when he finally retired to stud at Coolmore at the age of eight. Some call him the greatest stayer of all time. He made my chart back in 2006 when he won his first Ascot Gold Cup. He would repeat that feat in each of the next three years to capture the hearts of many UK race fans. In addition to his record four Ascot Gold Cups he was Europe's Cartier Champion Stayer in 2006 and 2007. This photo and following article are from the telegraph. What a beautiful animal. Have a look at this video tribute as well - you can feel the emotion of Johnny Murtagh and the Yeats' connections after the fourth Ascot Gold Cup.

Article from the telegraph after Yeats' fourth straight Ascot Gold Cup

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