Our much loved BILLESDON BROOK has officially been retired by owner/breeder Jeanette McCreery and it has been announced that she will go to Darley's kingpin Dubawi.
Having won the Classic 1000 Guineas and the Group 1 Sun Chariot for us, as well at the Oak Tree Stakes and a sickeningly close placing in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes last year she really does deserve the best!
"Billesdon Brook is going to Dubawi, I know it’s expensive but I think she deserves it, so I’m just waiting for her to be ready to go off to Newmarket," said McCreery, who explained that she had not been torn between choices of stallions with the Darley kingpin being a running theme in mating plans.
"Not really," she added. "I’d always thought I’d send her to Dubawi, I think he’s a wonderful stallion so I thought 'why not', she deserves the best. She’s back at the farm and took a bit of time off, she relaxed. She hurt herself in the last race she ran in, it was very wet in the Sun Chariot. She’s been home, had box rest, now she’s out in the paddock and is fine, so we’ve something to look forward to in a couple of years anyway."
We are all looking forward to seeing a baby Brookie running around the Stowell Hill paddocks!