What about Desert Sun, eh? Age might weary but his efforts don’t diminish.
The old fella put the cue back in the rack recently with the announcement that he would be retired from stud duties, although his legacy is bound to continue for many years to come (especially through his daughters: eg. Helsinge, the dam of unbeaten filly Black Caviar).
On Saturday last, Desert Sun 7YO, Dunelight, grabbed his third stakes victory in the Williamhill.Com Lady Wulfruna Stakes-LR (making it a double at Wolverhampton), while on Sunday, another of his evergreen performers in Sunny King (nee Kingsgate Prince) ran third to Happy Zero in the $HK4.5 million The Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup-G1 at Sha Tin. At his previous start (on 21 February), Sunny King ran second in the Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize.
A dual stakes winner in the UK, Sunny King has now won over $A1.5 million.