The Hong Kong Breeders Club have purchased a 10% stake in six-time Group One winner Rakti, who is set to retire to Huma Park Stud in Ireland for the 2006 breeding season.

Rakti, whose final start is likely to come in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin on December 11, has won at the highest level over a range of distances from a mile to 12 furlongs, accruing £1.85million in prize money.

The Michael Jarvis-trained six-year-old has not run since finishing second to Valixir in the Queen Anne Stakes at the Royal meeting in June.

HKBC racing manager John McGrath said: "Rakti is an exceptional good looker and mover in the traditional mould and has received his highest British Horseracing Board rating of 124 this year.

"Winning his two latest Group Ones over a mile, having won his other four Group Ones over longer distances, is truly phenomenal."