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French champion juvenile Ultra to stand at Haras du Logis

Group 1-winning son of Manduro to join his sire on Darley’s French roster

Ultra (far side) maintains his advantage in the 2015 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere
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Ultra, who was crowned French champion two-year-old in 2015, has been retired to stand at Haras du Logis alongside his sire Manduro, where he will be offered at a fee of €7,000. A limited number of lifetime breeding rights will also be available.

Trained by Andre Fabre, Ultra won all three starts at two, defeating subsequent Group 1 winner Mont Ormel on debut at Clairefontaine and winning the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere in record time on his final juvenile outing. 

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On his belated seasonal debut at three, Ultra was a close second in the 1m2f Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam. The colt also won on his sole start at four, when triumphing in the 1m1f Listed Prix Jacques Laffitte at Maisons-Laffitte in April. 

"Ultra is a strong horse with particularly impressive conformation," said Sam Bullard, director of stallions for Darley.

"He's a record-breaking champion two-year-old with Classic bloodlines and I'm sure breeders will be delighted when they see him at Haras du Logis.

"He is a fine addition to Darley's increasingly impressive roster in France, and it's wonderful to see Ultra alongside his sire as an example of what a great type Manduro can produce."

A Darley homebred, Ultra is a half-brother to the Group 3 Prix Minerve winner Synopsis and one of seven winners out of the placed Nashwan mare Epitome, a half-sister to the Canadian Grade 2 winner Calista, out of Proskona, champion three-year-old filly in Italy in 1984.

The announcement follows on from confirmation that top-flight winners Al WukairWings Of Eagles and Zelzal would all be bolstering the French stallion ranks in 2018.

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