Dual Grade 1 heroine La Bague Au Roi will come under the hammer at next month’s Goffs Doncaster January Sale.
Owned by Mrs Julien Turner and Andrew Merriam, La Bague Au Roi announced herself as a future star when following up her victory in the Grade 2 Ladbrokes Novices’ Chase with a smooth success in the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton two years ago.
That was then followed by a trip to Ireland in February of last year where she was an impressive one and a quarter length winner of the Grade 1 Flogas Novice Chase.
The daughter of Doctor Dino has not been able to reach those heady heights since and was last seen finishing well down the field in the Grade 3 Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury.
Greatrex said: “She is a gorgeous, tough and hugely talented mare and one of the best horses I have trained. She has given us all some wonderful memories, especially her 2018-19 season when she was at the peak of her powers and beat a class field in the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase and then put in a brave display to take the Grade 1 Flogas Novice Chase in Ireland.
“She is a horse I will never forget, and she has been massive for my career. We will miss her in the yard and wish her the very best for the next stage of her career.”