Mendelssohn Retires to Coolmore America
Breeders’ Cup winner and $3,000,000 Keeneland September Sale topper Mendelssohn has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud for 2019.
“All of our team loved Mendelssohn from the first time we saw him as a yearling and he has developed into a magnificent looking horse,” said Coolmore America manager Dermot Ryan.
“Being by our own Scat Daddy and a half-brother to Into Mischief and Beholder, you couldn’t ask for a better pedigree and he showed real brilliance when wining the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar and the UAE Derby by a street, recording a new track record. He also ran some excellent races in defeat this fall, notably in the Travers and the Jockey Club Gold Cup. We have already had a huge number of enquiries about him and I have no doubt that he will prove extremely popular.”
Mendelssohn will stand for a fee of $35,000.