Shadwell restricts Green Desert

Champion sire Green Desert will be restricted to a limited book at Nunnery Stud in Norfolk next year.

Shadwell Estates has announced the 27-year-old stallion is in good shape but will only cover mares belonging to the Maktoum family in 2011.

Green Desert (Danzig) was a G1 winner of the July Cup (beating Last Tycoon) and he was also runner-up in the English 2000 Guineas to Dancing Brave.

He was crowned England’s leading first season sire in 1990 and has since been represented by 12 Group 1 winners and 72 individual stakes winners despite never shuttling or covering large books.

His successful sire sons include Oasis Dream, Invincible Spirit, Cape Cross, Desert Style, Volksraad and Desert Sun.