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Carlton House retired

Carlton House, who finished third in the 2011 Derby in the colours of The Queen, has been retired.

The former Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt will now stand at Darley's New South Wales stud in Australia.

Carlton House was transferred to Australia from Stoute's yard in March 2013, but failed to claim a race in five starts for Melbourne Cup-winning handler Gai Waterhouse.

The six-year-old entire was sent off the 5/2 favourite for the 2011 Epsom Derby after winning the Dante Stakes at York and came home third behind Pour Moi, beaten just a length.

His other Pattern-race success came in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown in May 2012.

John Warren, the Queen's bloodstock and racing advisor, said in a statement: "Carlton House is such a magnificent and correct individual.

"He is by one of the most important stallions (Street Cry) in the world.

"Carlton House proved he was high class from the moment he won his two-year-old maiden at Newbury by nine lengths and he was rated up there with the very best."

Alastair Pulford, Darley's Head of Sales in Australia said: "We are delighted to stand a son of our world-renowned stallion Street Cry on our Kelvinside roster.

"Carlton House possessed the precocity to be a tearaway winner at two but had that famous Street Cry durability which saw him mixing it with the best at six.

"His pedigree is top class and he is a complete outcross for Danehill, Danzig and other Northern Dancer line stallions.

"We look forward to showing him to breeders in the coming months."