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Dual Derby winner Harzand retired to stud

Dual Derby winner Harzand has been retired and will stand at the Aga Khan’s Gilltown Stud in Ireland.

Trained by Dermot Weld, the colt won the Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby but was unplaced in the Irish Champion Stakes and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe earlier thiso month.

“He’s been a wonderful horse to train,” Weld told At The Races.

“I’ve enjoyed training him. He’s won two Derbys for us. He’s a beautifully-made colt, very sound.

“He went on antibiotics as he picked up an infection after Epsom, but he came back stronger than ever to win the Irish Derby.

“He had a long year, a hard year. People forget he won his maiden by 16 lengths in March and then the Ballysax in April.”

“He has done everybody proud and it’s been an honour to train him.

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