Rosemont Stud has welcomed Nostradamus to their stallion barn after retiring him following his gutsy effort in the Group 1 Goodwood Handicap.

Rosemont proprietor Anthony Mithen said he has arrived from trainer Philip Stokes’ stables in fine order and will be a magnificent addition to Victoria’s stallion ranks.

“As you can see by the photo of him taken just after his arrival, he is an exquisite type that has already begun to let down into a magnificent specimen,” Mithen said.

“He’s had his good looks working for him since he was sold as a $500,000 Easter yearling.

“He raced amongst the best company, beating the likes of Group 1 winners Delectation, Wandjina, Stratum Star, Earthquake, Almalad, Bel Sprinter, Hallowed Crown, Malaguerra, The Quarterback, Super One and Flamberge during a career that saw him win Group races at 3 and 4.”

“With a pedigree that suggests he is the best stallion to retire to stud anywhere in Australia this year, he stands at an extremely attractive introductory fee of just $8,800.

“The best son of Medaglia d’Oro’s first Australian crop, he ranks second in performance overall by the sire in this country behind the Golden Slipper-winning Vancouver. Good luck if you can afford the $66,000 advertised fee for that bloke!

“An exceptional type, with a stand-out stallion’s pedigree (half-brother to Blue Diamond/Coolmore hero Star Witness) with race performance to match, I urge you to consider Nostradamus when deciding where to send your mare this season.”

Feel free to give Anthony a call on 0413 486767 or email to obtain more information.

Inspection of Nostradamus is encouraged and can be done so at the farm at 250 Volum Rd, Gnarwarre, Geelong.

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