COOLMORE have retired Arizona and he will stand at Castlehyde Stud for 2021.
The son of No Nay Never’s best moment came when winning the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, three weeks after he won his maiden by eight lengths at the Curragh.
On his first start in a Group 1 he was fourth to Earthlight in the Prix Morny on heavy ground at Deauville. Later last season he was well held by Pinatubo in the National Stakes but closed the gap significantly on last season’s European champion two-year-old in the Dewhurst Stakes, getting closer to the Godolphin colt than any other horse could manage at stakes level last term. He rounded off his two-year-old campaign with a close fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.
Arizona did not win in three starts this season but remains one of the star performers of No Nay Never’s first two crops. He is a full-brother to Nay Lady Nay who won a Grade 2 and a Grade 3 in the US and was third in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Stakes at Belmont Park on her latest start.
The pair are out of a half-sister to the dam of European champion two-year-old Dabirsim, who sired group winners and Group 1 performers Different League and Coeur De Beaute from his first crop.
Castlehyde manager Paddy Fleming said: “He’s got a very current, fast pedigree too, so I think he has a lot of appeal.”
A fee for Arizona will be announced at a later date.