Darley has pensioned 1994 Horse of the Year and Hall of Famer Holy
Bull, sire of 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo and 2000 juvenile
champion Macho Uno, from stud duty.
Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum’s organization announced the retirement early Sunday morning.
The Great Above horse is 21 and was retired due to the infirmities of
old age and waning fertility, Darley’s Charlie Boden said. Holy Bull
stood at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, where he bred 17 mares in
2012. Eleven, so far, are reported in foal.