Thursday, 5 July 2012
Triple Group One winner Helmet will stand at Darley's Northwood Stud in Victoria this spring.
Helmet won the Group One Sires' Produce and Champagne Stakes at two and added the 2011 Caulfield Guineas in his three-year-old season.Timeform
rated him second to his Golden Slipper winning stablemate Sepoy who is scheduled to run in the July Cup at Newmarket next week.
Bred by Sheikh Mohammed, Helmet is a son of fellow Darley stallion Exceed And Excel out of the Singspiel mare Accessories.
"Few horses can win three Group Ones across two consecutive seasons and Helmet did it the hard way, out in front," Darley chief operating officer Ollie Tait said.
"He was a remarkable talent, rated superior to his sire Exceed And Excel who is such a successful and popular horse on our roster.
Helmet will stand his first season at a fee of $33,000.
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