show me:

Auguste Rodin set to stay in training

3 minute read

Aidan O’Brien’s dual Derby winner Auguste Rodin will remain in training as a four-year-old.

AUGUSTE RODIN. Picture: Healy Photography

Many expected the valuable son of Deep Impact to head off to stud following his brilliant performance in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita, but connections have revealed that Auguste Rodin will remain in training next season.

Aidan O'Brien told the PA news agency: "It's a big decision and we're obviously absolutely delighted,"

"The decision has been made to keep him in training and we're just delighted.

"He covers a lot of bases; he's a multiple Group 1 winner over 10 furlongs and a mile and a half, so he's versatile, so it's just going to be great to have him again.

"Obviously, the first thing is for him to have a little rest, he had a long season, then we'll see about where he will start off."

No firm plans are in place for Auguste Rodin next season at this stage with O'Brien adding: "Obviously, all the races will be open to him, and we'll just see how he gets on."

Auguste Rodin's campaign has been one of the flag-bearing stories in racing this season, with the Coolmore-owned three-year-old bouncing back from finishing tailed off in the 2000 Guineas to secure Epsom Derby glory before following up at the Curragh on his next outing.

He was once again very disappointing when virtually pulled-up in the King George at Ascot but showed his true colours back in Ireland with a sparkling display over ten furlongs in the Irish Champion Stakes.

The Deep Impact colt rounded off a truly remarkable season in brilliant fashion when taking the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita earlier this month.

Racing and Sports