Palentino retired to stand at Sun Stud

Palentino has been retired to Sun Stud. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

Palentino has been retired to Sun Stud. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

Dual Group One winner Palentino has been retired from racing and will stand at Sun Stud in Victoria in the upcoming breeding season.

The Darren Weir-trained four-year-old raced 18 times for five wins including his Group One victories in the 2016 Australian Guineas as an autumn three-year-old and the Makybe Diva Stakes as a spring four-year-old.

Both his elite level wins came at Flemington where he also won a Listed race during the 2015 Melbourne Cup carnival as well as the recent Group Two Blamey Stakes.

The four-year-old finished fourth in the $3 million Doncaster Mile on a heavy track at Randwick on Saturday in his final start.

Palentino's service fee will be announced in the coming weeks.

MELBOURNE, April 4 AAP