Star mare Moulin Rouge retired

Star Thoroughbreds mare Moulin Rouge has been retired and will be covered by Widden sire Sebring this year.  The Commands mare was trained by Barry Campbell for Denise Martin along with Tasmanian based partners Richard and Miranda Foster and John and Judy Kingston.

Moulin Rouge (4m Commands – Dance Class by Bin Ajwaad) has been purchased by Rheingold Pastoral and will visit Sebring who won the 2008 Golden Slipper in the Star Thoroughbreds colours.

“Barry was confident from day one that she would be very good, and as usual he was right,” Martin said yesterday.  “The best option was to sell her as a broodmare and hopefully find the right buyer and we have been very fortunate in that regard.”

A $30,000 buy at the 2007 Inglis yearling sales, Moulin Rouge won 8 races from just 16 starts including the Winzenberg Trophy in Hobart.  She also earned black-type when placed in the Vamos Stakes in Launceston and the Bow Mistress Stakes in Hobart.

“It’s very disappointing and horses like her just can’t be replaced,” Campbell said.  “She was in great shape and ready to trial with the expectation of taking her to Melbourne.”

Moulin Rouge’s NZ bred dam Dance Class was a stakes placed Auckland winner and she has since foaled colts by Bradbury’s Luck and Bernardini.