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Bangkok to stand at Chapel Stud as a dual-purpose sire in 2022

The well-bred and high-class multiple Stakes winner, Bangkok (IRE), has been retired to stand at Chapel Stud as a dual-purpose sire in 2022.

Won or placed in eight Stakes races with earnings of £630,000, Bangkok most recently gained victory in the Gr.2 Sky Bet York Stakes over 1m2f at York for trainer Andrew Balding and owner King Power Racing.

A consistently high-class and tough racehorse, he also won the Gr.3 Classic Trial at Sandown and the Listed Winter Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield twice, as well as finishing second to dual Gr.1 winner Japan in the Gr.2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Bangkok is a half-brother to five Stakes winners or performers including Gr.1 winner Matterhorn and the dam of Champion older miler, Ribchester, out of the Darshaan mare Tanaghum. He also hails from the family of Gr.1 winners Elnadim, Occupandiste, Mondialiste and Intello, descending from the legendary Fall Aspen. Furthermore, he is by Australia, a World Champion three-year-old by Galileo out of the seven-time Gr.1 winner Ouija Board and an exciting young sire of four Gr.1 winners to date.

A 500,000gns yearling when sold at the Tattersalls October Book 1 Sale by breeders Barronstown Stud, he has all the credentials to make an excellent sire.

Standing at Chapel Stud on behalf of owner/breeder Simon Davies, following a deal brokered by Billy Jackson-Stops of JS Bloodstock Consultancy, Bangkok’s stud fee and terms will be set at a later date.

Chapel Stud director, Roisin Close said: “I am delighted to be standing Bangkok on behalf of Simon Davies, Welsh Marches Stud. He is an exciting addition to both Chapel Stud and the British stallion ranks. Bangkok was a high-class, tough, and consistent multiple Stakes winner, and had an excellent career over four seasons. He is undeniably attractive with great presence and conformation, all backed up by an outstanding pedigree. He really is the complete package.”

Simon Davies said: “We are extremely excited to add Bangkok to stand alongside Planteur at Chapel Stud. He was an immensely tough and sound racehorse and as the only son of Australia to stand in Britain will complement Planteur perfectly and give breeders another quality option next year.”

Andrew Balding, trainer of Bangkok, said: “Bangkok has been a pleasure to train for the last four seasons. His class has enabled him to achieve results at a variety of distances and his courage and constitution are second to none. He has the ability, looks and temperament to be a top-class performer at stud, and we will certainly be supporting him with mares.”

Alastair Donald, King Power Racing Manager said: "He had a heart like a lion, and was a beautiful athlete with a wonderful pedigree, all qreat qualities for him to be a successful stallion.” 

Billy Jackson-Stops said: “Bangkok is a superb individual and it’s clear to see why he made 500,000gns as a yearling. He’s been the epitome of soundness with 24 starts to his name and his will to win was never more obvious than when getting the head bob to win the Group 2 York Stakes. With his athleticism, competitiveness and outstanding pedigree, he’s sure to be a huge success at stud."