Royal Ascot is off the agenda for It’s A Dundeel, with the Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner to be retired to stud.
The Murray Baker trained four-year-old will stand at managing part-owner John Messara’s Arrowfield Stud in the coming breeding season.
Messara insists the son of High Chaparral doesn’t need to prove himself on the international stage.
“We just felt this horse has nothing left to prove by going to Royal Ascot,’’ Messara told News Corp.
“He’s already a six-time Group 1 winner, he won the Triple Crown as a three-year-old, he’s the only horse to beat Atlantic Jewel and he just won a high-quality Queen Elizabeth Stakes.’’
It’s A Dundeel won 10 of his 19 starts, earning prizemoney in excess of $5.3 million.