Generous offer is rejected

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Generous, who dominated the summer of 1991 with victories in the Derby, Irish Derby and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, is to remain at stud in Britain after shareholders in the stallion rejected an offer from the Japanese.

Reports in Britain and Japan yesterday suggested that the sire, whose first crop of juveniles are running this year, was about to join other recent winners of the Epsom Classic, Dr Devious, Commander In Chief and Erhaab in the Far East.

But Philip Mitchell, the manager of the Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket where Generous stands, said in a statement: "The Generous syndicate committee confirms that a sizeable offer was received for the stallion from Japan.

"But following a vote among all shareholders the offer has been rejected and the stallion remains at Banstead Manor."

n Last year's King George winner, King's Theatre, finished eighth of nine behind Sandpit on his second American outing at Atlantic City on Sunday night. Sheikh Mohammed's colt, formerly in the care of Henry Cecil, is now trained in the United States by Bill Mott.