2020 G1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe hero Sottsass(Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}-Starlet’s Sister {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) has been retired and will take up stallion duties at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, owner Peter Brant announced on Tuesday.

A colourbearer for Brant’s White Birch Farm initially, with Coolmore buying a 50% interest this year, the 2019 French highweight’s fee will be announced later.

“A world champion at three and now an Arc winner at four, I have decided to retire Sottsass after what he has achieved,”Brandt said. “He has retired sound and right at the top of his game-this is important to me. I am looking forward to breeding some of my best mares to him. Coolmore purchased 50% of him earlier in the year and he will stand there for 2021.”

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