Aug 28, 2012

DEBUSSY HITS THE RIGHT NOTE FOR LLETY


Group One winner Debussy, who earned a career high of 123 from Timeform, is to stand at Llety Stud.
Category: General

In a deal brokered by SackvilleDonald for Debussy's new owner, the Arlington Million winner will cover his 
first book of mares at a fee of £3,500, filly foal-free return, October 1st terms.

Bred in the purple by Darley, out of the Singspiel mare Opera Comique, who was Gr3 placed at 2, Debussy ran in 
the colours of HRH Princess Haya of Jordan for the majority of his career. The highlights of which were his 
half-length victory over multiple Gr1 winner, Gio Ponti, in the Arlington Million, Arlington Park, Gr1 
and his third-place in the Champion Stakes, Newmarket, Gr1, were he beat Gr1 winners Gitano Hernando, 
Wigmore Hall, Glass Harmonium, Fuisse and Poet's Voice.

Debussy comes from the immediate family of King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Gr1, winner and sire 
Belmez (USA), Listed winner and Gr2 placed Dowland (USA), and the Black Type performers Forward Lass (FR),
 Model Girl (FR) and River Valley (FR).

A strong well made horse who acted on most surfaces, Debussy ran 22 times, 19 of which were in black type races. 
He earned over £825,000, in a career which saw him travel the world and win Group races in the UK, France and 
America.

David Hodge, owner of Llety Stud said: "We are truly delighted to stand a Group One winning horse of Debussy's 
calibre on behalf of our new client, here at Llety. He is an attractive, athletic, well balanced horse with a fantastic 
attitude and we believe he should to appeal to all levels of the market. We have set his fee at what we feel is a 
competitive and fair level. I am looking forward to his first offspring with great anticipation. 
If they are anything like him they should go well."