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Safety Check retires to stud in South America

Safety Check, a star for Godolphin in Dubai and Britain, has been retired and is set to take up stallion duties at a stud in Argentina.

As a well-performed son of Dubawi, Safety Check is a young stallion prospect with plenty to offer breeders in his new home. He won 10 of his 25 starts, including the G2 Al Fahidi Fort (twice) and G2 Zabeel Mile (twice) at Meydan.

Charlie Appleby, his trainer, praised Safety Check for his talent and reliability. "He was a brilliant racehorse to train," Appleby said.

"He excelled at seven furlongs and one mile and ran some exceptional races against strong opposition.

"To win four Stakes races, including both the Al Fahidi Fort and Zabeel Mile twice is an indication of how good he was on the racecourse. But he was also ultra-consistent, finishing in the first three in 16 of his 25 starts.

"He was also third in the G2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood, and fifth to the outstanding Japanese horse Maurice (beaten just under four lengths) in the G1 Champions Mile in Hong Kong," he pointed out.

Safety Check is out of the Royal Academy mare Doors To Manual.