Leading French sire Slickly, who chased home the brilliant Dubai Millennium in the Prix Jacques le Marois at three has died at the age of 25.
The son of Linamix was initially trained by Andre Fabre and struck in the Gr.3 Prix la Rochette at two, before wins in the Grand Prix de Paris and Gr.2 Prix Noailles at three. He was purchased by Godolphin after the Prix Jacques le Maroisand sent to Saeed bin Suroor at four.
He landed the Prix Dollar that year before three top-level successes at five, including the Prix du Moulin, in which he beat Banks Hill by three lengths. He has subsequently crowned world champion miler that year.
Slickly stood his first season at Darley's Haras du Logis in 2003 and sired the winners of more than 900 Flat races, notably Meander, the winner of four Gr.1s, namely the Grand Prix de Paris, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Grosser Preis von Berlin and Preis von Europa.
Among Slickly's other leading offspring is Gris De Gris, winner of the Gr.2 Prix du Muguet and runner-up in the Prix d'Ispahan, who now stands as a jumps sire at Haras de Tierce, plus the stakes-placed Maka, the dam of Prix de Cabourg scorer and Prix Morny third Tourny.
Slickly was out of the Conquistador Cielo mare Slipstream Queen and was notably a half-sibling to Sichilla, the dam of outstanding European sire Siyouni.