Leading trainer Aidan O'Brien has announced that one of his stable stars Circus Maximus has been retired to stud with the four year old enduring a superb career.
The four year old colt was seen 17 times during his career with the son of Galileo going on to win five races with three of them coming in Group One company.
The colt was tried between a mile and slightly further during his superb career landing races such as the St James's Palace Stakes and Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, whilst also being a Group One winner in France in the Prix du Moulin.
Circus Maximus has been one of the most versatile horse that O'Brien has trained during his career, being a mud lover that has also gone on to perform well in quick conditions.
He has been campaigned in Ireland, England, America and France during his three years on the track and overall managed to gain £1,481,438 in prize money for his owners .
The superstar was last seen at Keeneland in his second attempt at the Breeders' Cup Mile and he went on to finish second to stablemate Order Of Australia.
The colt although winning some nice events has some superb place form in races like the Sussex Stakes on two occasions, with this year's renewal being one of the best races of the season.