Darley Stud has confirmed on the weekend that their exciting shuttle stallion New Approach will not visit Australia for the 2013 southern hemisphere season.
New Approach (Galileo x Park Express, by Ahonoora) was the Champion 2YO in Europe in 2007 winning the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes. And he was the Champion 3YO in Europe in 2008 winning three Group 1 races during his classic year including the Epsom Derby.
New Approach eventually retired with a Timeform rating of 132.
New Approach’s first Northern Hemisphere crop caused a sensation in England headline by Dawn Approach, who won the 2000 Guineas and the St James’s Palace Stakes.
His first crop of Australian 2YO include Montsegur, who won the Group 3 Thoroughbred Breedesr Stakes and ran second in the Blue Diamond Prelude.
New Approach’s fertility count is not as high as the other stallions and his book size has been limited in both hemispheres since he retired to stud. Therefore, the decision to rest him has been made in the interests of his long term career.
Oliver Tait, Darley’s COO said, “We are sorry that New Approach will not be travelling this year as we strongly believe he has a bright future in Australia. We recognise it is very close to the breeding season and we will obviously try our best to work with breeders with mares booked to him to accommodate them with our other stallions. As always, we greatly appreciate their support.”
By Owens Wong