Newsells Park Stud will welcome a new addition to its ranks in 2021 with Group 1 winner Without Parole having been retired from racing to join the Hertfordshire nursery.
A homebred for John and Tanya Gunter out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare Without You Babe, Without Parole was sent into training with John Gosden and got off the mark at the first time when an impressive six length winner on the all-weather at Newcastle in December 2017.
The following year as a three-year-old saw the son of Frankel put together a three-race winning streak that culminated in a half length victory over Gustav Klimt in the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Switched to American handler Chad Brown in the second half of 2019, Without Parole went on to finish third behind Uni in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. This year he was third behind Raging Bull in the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile Stakes and was last seen contesting the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes, where he was third to Ivar.
Julian Dollar, General Manager of Newsells Park Stud, said: “We’re delighted to be standing Without Parole at Newsells Park. It’s no secret that we, like virtually every other global stallion operation, chased this horse hard after his impressive win at Royal Ascot and its fitting he should now retire to the stud where he was born and raised.
“Without Parole is a beautiful horse with an athletic physique and superb conformation. As his race record states, he’s an out and out miler who possesses a great turn of foot. Importantly, he has a potent, proven sire’s pedigree which should offer breeders plenty of options. He’ll certainly be heavily supported by Newsells Park and of course his Eclipse-award winning breeders, John and Tanya Gunther.”
John Gunther added: “Without Parole has given me the most memorable and exciting day of my life with his victory in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. It was my biggest dream come true and I continue to be overwhelmed by the heart and perseverance he has shown with his racing pursuits in America.
“He has raced in 12 consecutive Graade 1s and faced myriad traffic obstructions, at times unsuitable turf conditions and he just never gives up, as demonstrated again by his third-place finish in the prestigious Shadwell Turf Mile. I love this horse and can’t wait to breed to him.”
A fee for Without Parole, who is a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile hero Tamarkuz, has yet to be announced.