2020 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Tagaloa is set to be retired for Stud.
The group-one winner will move on to the next chapter of his life after a disappointing ninth in last weekend's All-Aged Stakes.
Tagaloa - your 2020 Blue Diamond winner. 🔹🏇pic.twitter.com/NNODdjS0tQ
— 7HorseRacing 🐎 (@7horseracing) February 15, 2021
The Natalie Young and Trent Bustin trained galloper found some of his best form at the start of 2021 winning the group 3 CS Hayes Stakes.
It was a welcomed relief for connections after a disappointing end to his spring campaign where he finished an uncompetitive last in the Caulfield Guineas despite a solid preparation.
"I reckon green's lucky now."
The new colours work wonders for Tagaloa @busuttin ✅ pic.twitter.com/Dmz5DT0E8Z
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There isn't a decided fee yet but Yulong's Sam Fairgray told Racing.com that he could demand a price in close to $30,000.
"After winning the Blue Diamond, he cemented himself as a stallion. He has done a great job and we will now let him let down and get him ready for the breeding season," Fairgray said.
"He will likely be around $30,000. I think he will be very popular at that (price).
"Lord Kanaloa is a very good stallion, he is an outcross for all the Danehill line mares, so I think it's one of the other great things about him. All these Danehill, Redoute's Choice, Fastnet Rocks, Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt, can go to him.
"He has got a nice female family behind him as well. We are really excited to get him to stud."
Tagaloa recently made the switch to the Yulong banner and Fairgray believes that will allow him to have a wide choice of supporters at the sales.
"We will be able to support him with them and give him a great start at stud," he said.
"He will get a lot of our really nice mares and have every opportunity from those mares.
"Because he is such a good-looking individual as well, I think a lot of breeders will want to support him."