Vincent retires to stud in Victoria

10 April 2018 |

Superstar pacer Vincent has been retired.

The racehorse, dubbed "best of his year as a three-year-old" and touted as the sport's next superstar by champion trainer Mark Purdon, has been purchased by breeding operations Alabar and Nevele R, with the son of Alabar's  indomitable stallion Art Major to stand in Victoria.

Vincent, who recorded 16 wins from 19 starts and notched four Group 1 wins, was "a great young horse" according to Purdon, and Harness Racing Victoria Good Form expert Jason Bonnington says he was the "the best son of Art Major to race on Australian soil". 

“Lazarus’ heir apparently, Vincent was clearly the best three and four-year-old of his generation,” Bonnington added.

Vincent's owners enjoyed a wonderful ride with their star and are pleased he’ll have a “great home at Alabar and Nevele R”.

“Vincent has been such a dream horse for us. We were prepared to do everything possible to get him back to the track. He’s already had his initial stem cell treatments,” said Jean Feiss, who raced Vincent with her husband Bill.

“Alabar and Nevele R presented us with an offer to purchase him and we knew in our hearts that accepting it was the right thing for Vincent’s long-term future. He deserves a great home and to be given the very best chance at stud. We’re sure he’ll get that.”

The racetrack’s loss is the Victorian breeding industry’s gain, Vincent to stand at Alabar’s Victorian farm, with semen transported throughout Australia and New Zealand.

HRV Trots Media’s digital video partner, Alabar, issued a media release today.