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Rulership (Umberto Rispoli) wins the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup at Sha Tin

Rulership: retired to Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido, Japan

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QEII Cup winner Rulership retired to stud

Japan: Rulership, winner of the Group 1 Audemars Piquet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin in April, has been retired to stud.

Trained by Katsuhiko Sumii for the Yoshida brothers, Rulership slammed Thumbs Up by three and three quarter lengths in the QEII Cup with the Aidan O'Brien-trained Treasure Beach well beaten in ninth.

Sumii said: "He is very valuable as a stallion. I think he has an ability similar to or better than Victoire Pisa, but I couldn't make him to have enough success. I want to win Group 1s with his children in the future."

A son of King Kamehameha, Rulership won five of his 16 starts and retires to the Yoshida's Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido, Japan.

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