Without Parole retires to stud at Newsells Park Stud for 2021


Without Parole, winner of the Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes, has been retired and will return to the UK to commence stud duties at Newsells Park Stud for the 2021 season, it has been announced.

Bred by John and Tanya Gunther, the son of Frankel was unbeaten in his first four starts culminating in his impressive victory at Royal Ascot, where he justified favouritism to beat the likes of Gustav Klimt and Irish 2000 Guineas winner, Romanised. His winning time that day was the second fastest ever recorded at Ascot, faster than Kingman and Without Parole’s own sire Frankel. A subsequent switch to Chad Brown in the US, saw Without Parole consistently perform at the very highest level over a mile with placings in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, Shadwell Turf Mile and Shoemaker Mile.

Commenting on his retirement to Newsells Park Stud, General Manager Julian Dollar said, “We’re delighted to be standing Without Parole at Newsells Park. It’s no secret that we, like virtually every other global stallion operation, chased this horse hard after his impressive win at Royal Ascot and its fitting he should now retire to the Stud where he was born and raised. Without Parole is a beautiful horse with an athletic physique and superb conformation. As his race record states, he’s an out and out miler who possesses a great turn of foot. Importantly, he has a potent, proven sire’s pedigree which should offer breeders plenty of options. He’ll certainly be heavily supported by Newsells Park and of course his Eclipse-award winning breeders, John and Tanya Gunther.”

Commenting on his retirement to stud, John Gunther said: “Without Parole has given me the most memorable and exciting day of my life with his victory in the St. James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. It was my biggest dream come true and I continue to be overwhelmed by the heart and perseverance he has shown with his racing pursuits in America. He has raced in 12 consecutive Grade 1s and faced myriad traffic obstructions, at times unsuitable turf conditions and he just never gives up, as demonstrated again by his third place finish in the prestigious Shadwell Turf Mile. I love this horse and can’t wait to breed to him.”

Commenting on Without Parole, John Gosden said: “He was a very sound and tough colt and an incredibly good natured horse to train. He won the St James’s Palace in courageous style off a strong pace and he showed great speed in the Breeders’ Cup Mile.”

Commenting on Without Parole, Chad Brown said: “When Without Parole came to me last year, he immediately showed himself to be a class horse with tremendous ability. I thought so highly of him that I paired him up with Bricks and Mortar, who of course went on to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf and be awarded Horse of The Year honours. Without Parole ran huge in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Mile to be third off of a six month lay-off and it has been hugely frustrating that he hasn’t added another Group 1 to his resume. He has run some incredibly good races again this year, just not had the necessary racing luck.”