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Coolmore pulls unusual breeding swap

Updated: March 13, 2007, 3:38 PM ET
By Alan Shuback | Daily Racing Form

In a move that is sending shockwaves throughout the international racing and breeding communities, Coolmore Stud has retired its leading classic hope Holy Roman Emperor as a replacement for the apparently infertile George Washington, the champion European juvenile in 2005 and co-champion European 3-year-old in 2006.

With George Washington, winner of the 2000 Guineas and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes last year, experiencing fertility problems, the breeding-minded John Magnier and company ...

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