Darley Australia Managing Director Henry Plumptre announced this morning that Hallowed Crown has been retired from racing and will stand at Darley’s Kelvinside-based stud in 2015.
Co-trainer James Cummings announced on Tuesday that a decision about the future of Hallowed Crown would be made within the next weekend and Plumptre confirmed this morning that he believes the two-time Group 1 winner had done his job on the race track and would begin a new career as a stallion.
“Multiple G1 winner Hallowed Crown will join the stallion roster at Kelvinside this season, the resting place of his legendary grandsire Street Cry,” Darley said in a statement.
“Unbeaten as a two-year-old including victory in the G3 Kindergarten Stakes, Hallowed Crown returned at three to win the G1 Golden Rose defeating Scissor Kick and Shooting To Win.
“Hallowed Crown’s autumn three-year-old campaign began with a win in a star-studded G2 Hobartville Stakes first-up with four G1 winners behind him before he claimed a thrilling victory in the G1 Randwick Guineas.
“Hallowed Crown retires the winner of six of his nine career starts with earnings of $1.4 million.
“Out of G3 winner and G1 Golden Slipper runner-up Crowned Glory, he hails from the family of Champion stallion Zabeel.”
Hallowed Crown was bred by Gooree Stud and he made his racing debut with a victory in the a maiden at Randwick on March 26 before he stamped himself as a horse to watch with an impressive win in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) at Royal Randwick on April 12.
The Street Sense colt started his spring campaign with a fast-finishing in the Group 3 The Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens on August 30 and he was touted as a leading stallion prospect following his win in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at the same venue on September 13.
Hallowed Crown returned to racing with a very tough victory in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on February 21 and he scored a second win at Group 1 level in the Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m) on March 7.
He failed to run out a strong 2000 metres when third behind Volkstok’N’Barrell in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) on March 21 and he had no luck whatsoever when he finished tenth in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Royal Randwick on April.
Hallowed Crown’s stud fee will be revealed in the next fortnight and he will stand alongside the likes of Albrecht, Benfica, Bernardini, Carlton House, Dawn Approach, Denman, Epaulette, Exceed And Excel, Lonhro, Medaglia D’Oro and Sepoy at Darley’s Kelvinside Stud.