Coolmore National Hunt Brochure 2020

The best National Hunt Sires in the business!

N AT I O N A L H U N T S I R E S 2 0 2 0

CRYSTAL OCEAN New at The Beeches Stud

CAPRI New at Grange Stud

MAXIOS New at Castlehyde Stud




Grange Stud

Galileo - Dialafara (Anabaa)



Sea The Stars - Crystal Star (Mark Of Esteem) The Beeches Stud



The Beeches Stud

Alleged - Etheldreda (Diesis) Monsun - Guernica (Unfuwain) Galileo - Hveger (Danehill) Galileo - Ionian Sea (Slip Anchor)


Grange Stud


The Beeches Stud The Beeches Stud



Mastercraftsman - Audacieuse (Rainbow Quest) Castlehyde Stud


Grange Stud

Montjeu - Dance Parade (Gone West)

Galileo - Rainbow Goddess (Rainbow Quest) The Beeches Stud


Castlehyde Stud

Monsun - Moonlight’s Box (Nureyev) Sadler’s Wells - Kithanga (Darshaan) Monsun - Crystal Maze (Gone West)


Grange Stud


The Beeches Stud Castlehyde Stud The Beeches Stud The Beeches Stud Castlehyde Stud The Beeches Stud Castlehyde Stud Grange Stud


ORDER OF ST GEORGE Galileo - Another Storm (Gone West)

Galileo - Llia (Shirley Heights)


SOLDIER OF FORTUNE Galileo - Affianced (Erins Isle)

Montjeu - Classic Park (Robellino) Danehill - Walensee (Troy) Pour Moi - Ysoldina (Kendor) Sadler’s Wells - Lyndonville (Top Ville)





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David Magnier

Albert Sherwood

David O’Sullivan

Andrew Magnier

Catherine Magnier


Robert McCarthy

Peter Kenneally

Bobby McCarthy


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Tom Gaffney

Joe Hernon

Paddy Fleming

Cathal Murphy

Careful selection of stallions the secret to breeder's success

Keen angler and breeder Liam Gilsenan enjoyed another fine breeding success when If The Cap Fits won the Grade 2 Coral Hurdle for the second year in a row at Ascot on Saturday. The seven-year-old MILAN gelding earned a career-best Racing Post Rating of 167 for his half-length win over Call Me Lord, making him the highest-rated hurdler in Britain and Ireland so far this season.

RACING P O ST , 26 Nov

Daniel & Daniela Furini , breeders of Gr.2 winner Hang In There ( YEATS ), whose dam is in foal to KINGSTON HILL , and recent first-time-out bumper winner Lady Temperance ( GETAWAY )

Aidan Aherne , breeder of Grade 1 winner Monalee ( MILAN )

Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables, purchaser of a €23,000 foal by OCOVANGO (bred by Patrick Keane) from Sheridan House Stables, who sold another by the sire (bred by Aidan McGoldrick & Terry Nesbit) for €22,000

Sean Gorman and daughter Katie , of Cleaboy Stud & Coppice Farm, breeders of £450,000 point-to-pointer Gallyhill along with 3YO Fillies Hurdle winners in France Hanoi Hilton and Grimace all by GETAWAY


“He’s a very good-moving, athletic type and he was Nicky’s nap of the sale.” Anthony Bromley , EBN, on the €150,000 YEATS gelding purchased by Highflyer Bloodstock at the Derby Sale, bred by Margaret & Michael Tallon and sold by Springhill Farm

Mrs Mary O’Connor , breeder of 9½-length Troytown Chase winner Chris’s Dream & recent 11-length Maiden Hurdle winner Northofthewall , both by MAHLER

Aine & Robert O’Callaghan , of Chancery Stables who sold a foal by SOLDIER OF FORTUNE for €45,000

Tom Whelan of Church View Stables, with Denise Callanan , who sold a WALK IN THE PARK gelding at the Derby Sale for €140,000

Gerry Hogan and Emma Lavelle , purchaser and trainer of Stayers’ Hurdle- Gr.1 winner Paisley Park ( OSCAR ), bred by Michael Conaghan of Evergreen Stud, Gr.2 winner Hang In There ( YEATS ) and Gr.3 winner De Rasher Counter ( YEATS )

Team Ballygriffin , purchasers of a GETAWAY foal, bred by Brucetown Farms Ltd for €62,000


Son of Yeats was produced by Karina Casini at Greenlands Farm Stud

Breeder Karina Casini had extra cause for celebration watching De Rasher Counter scorch clear of his rivals in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on Saturday, as his dam is carrying a full sibling to the seven-year-old son of YEATS . ‘It was a very special moment and we'll cherish it’ RACING P O ST , 4 Dec

Karina Casini with De Rasher Counter's dam Dedrunknmunky, who is in foal to YEATS .

Peter & Ross Doyle , purchasers of Grade 1 winners Lostintranslation and Tornado Flyer as stores, both by FLEMENSFIRTH

Norman Williamson of Oak Tree Farm who sold the Goffs UK Spring Store Sale session topper by YEATS , bred by Dr Ronan Tynan, to Olly Murphy / Aiden Murphy for £105,000

Tim Hyde Jr of Summerhill Stud, purchaser of the top-priced GETAWAY foal from Yellowford Farm for €95,000 with Tim Hyde of Camas Park who sold Brewin’upastorm ( MILAN ) for £250,000 , bred by John Bourke of Longrove Stud who also bred and sold smart 4YO Fire Attack ( WESTERNER ) as s store for €72,000


Morgan and Sara Kavanagh of Borris House, breeders of Betfair Chase-Gr.1 winner Lostintranslation ( FLEMENSFIRTH )

Tom Malone , purchaser of Danny Whizzbang ( GETAWAY ) from Colin Bowe and Chris’s Dream ( MAHLER ) from Eugene O’Sullivan

Kevin Ross and Ben Case who together bought a GETAWAY foal for €65,000 and a WALKINTHEPARK foal for €65,000

Barry Fitzgerald of Roxborough Stud sold a MILAN gelding for €180,000 at the Derby Sale, and also sold smart chasing prospect An Fraoch Mor ( MAHLER )

The day’s top- priced filly [on Day 1 of the Derby Sale] was a daughter of Walk In The Park consigned by Peter Nolan, who cost Bobby O’Ryan €80,000

“I loved this filly,” said O’Ryan. “She’s very good-looking, she’s by a very good sire and she has a nice pedigree. I’ve bought her for a couple of existing clients to go into training with Gordon Elliott.” EBN, 27/6/19

Darragh O’Brien breeder of the Land Rover Sale topper by YEATS sold by Rathmore Stud for €150,000



NEW FOR 2020

Irish Derby- Gr.1

MASAR STRADIVARIUS The best stayer since Yeats

CRYSTAL OCEAN Rated 133 by Timeform in 2019






MASAR Epsom Derby winner WINGS OF EAGLES

MASAR 2019 ‘Arc’ winner WALDGEIST





St Leger Stakes- Gr.1



An exceptional looking individual by the world’s best sire GALILEO The first horse since NIJINSKY in 1970 to complete the Irish Derby-Gr.1 and St Leger Stakes-Gr.1 double

Won the Beresford Stakes-Gr.2 at 2 years, just like DEEP RUN

6 wins including Group races at 2, 3 and 4 years with earnings of over €1,750,000

Irish Derby-Gr.1 , 1m4f, Curragh at 3 years defeating Gr.1 winners Cracksman, Wings Of Eagles and Waldegeist St Leger Stakes-Gr.1 , 1m6f, Doncaster at 3 years, defeating Gr.1 winners Crystal Ocean, Stradivarius, Rekindling, Coronet and Defoe Beresford Stakes-Gr.2 , 1m, Curragh at 2 years defeating Gr.2 winner Yucatan Alleged Stakes-Gr.3 , 1m2f, Naas at 4 years

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Coolmore Canford Cliffs Stakes-L.R. , 7½f, Tipperary at 2 years

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1 st Maiden, 1m½f, Galway, at 2 years defeating Gr.1 winner Rekindling 3 rd Criterium de Saint-Cloud-Gr.1 , 1m2f, Saint-Cloud at 2 years behind multiple Gr.1 winners Waldgeist and Best Solution











CAPRI (IRE) , Champion 3yr old stayer in Europe in 2017 and 2nd top rated 3yr old colt in Ireland in 2017 , won 6 races at 2 to 4 years and £1,562,917 including Irish Derby, Curragh, Gr.1 , St. Leger Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.1 , Beresford Stakes, Curragh, Gr.2 , Alleged Stakes, Naas, Gr.3 , El Gran Senor Stakes, Tipperary, L. , placed third in Criterium de Saint-Cloud, Saint Cloud, Gr.1 , Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial, Leopardstown, Gr.3 , Loughbrown Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3 , Saval Beg Levmoss Stakes, Leopardstown, L. , fourth in Champion Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 , Irish St. Leger Trial, Curragh, Gr.3 , Ballysax Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3 , own brother to CYPRESS CREEK (IRE) . 1st Dam DIALAFARA (FR) (by Anabaa (USA)), won 1 race at 3 years and £10,622, placed once. Dam of five winners including- CAPRI (IRE) (2014 c. by Galileo (IRE)), See above. CYPRESS CREEK (IRE) (2015 c. by Galileo (IRE)), won 2 races at 3 years and £78,215 including Loughbrown Stakes, Naas, Gr.3 , placed second in Loughbrown Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3 , third in March Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.3 . 2nd Dam DIAMILINA (FR) (by Linamix (FR)), won 4 races at 3 years and £98,593 including Prix de Malleret, Saint Cloud, Gr.2 , Prix de la Nonette, Deauville, Gr.3 , placed twice including second in Prix Vermeille, Longchamp, Gr.1 , from only 7 starts. Own sister to DIAMONIXA (FR) . Dam of six winners including- Diaghan (FR) (g. by Lawman (FR)), won 1 race at 2 years and £38,060, placed 3 times including second in Prix de Conde, Longchamp, Gr.3 , fourth in Prix la Force, Longchamp, Gr.3 . DIAMOND FEVER (IRE) (f. by Fasliyev (USA)), won 2 races at 4 years, placed 9 times; dam of: Dandy d'Arcis (FR) (g. by Silver Frost (IRE)), won 1 race at 3 years and £41,762, placed 9 times including second in Haras du Saz Derby de l'Ouest, Nantes, L. DILAFARA (FR) (f. by Singspiel (IRE)), won 1 race at 3 years and £8,957, placed once; dam of: Diyani (FR) (g. by Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)), won 1 race at 3 years, 2019 and £27,356, placed twice including third in Prix Ridgway, Longchamp, L. 3rd Dam Diamonaka (FR) (by Akarad (FR)), won 1 race at 3 years and £33,634, placed twice viz second in Prix de Malleret, Longchamp, Gr.2 , Prix de Royaumont, Saint Cloud, Gr.3 . Dam of ten winners including- DIAMILINA (FR) (f. by Linamix), See above. DIAMOND GREEN (FR) (c. by Green Desert), won 4 races and £277,331 including Prix La Rochette, Longchamp, Gr.3 , placed second in St. James's Palace Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 , Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Longchamp, Gr.1 , Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Longchamp, Gr.1 , La Coupe, Longchamp, Gr.3 , Prix Messidor, Deauville, Gr.3 , third in King Edward Breeders' Cup Stakes, Woodbine, Gr.2 , Fourstardave H., Saratoga, Gr.2 , Prix de Fontainebleau, Longchamp, Gr.3 . DIAMONIXA (FR) (f. by Linamix), won 2 races at 3 years and £30,500 including Prix Cleopatre, Saint Cloud, Gr.3 , from only 2 starts. Diyaraka (FR) (f. by Clodovil), won 2 races at 3 years and £53,525, placed 4 times including third in Prix Solitude, Saint Cloud, L. Aurora Butterfly (IRE) (f. by Born To Sea), won 1 race at 3 years and £25,056, placed twice including third in Eternal Stakes, Carlisle, L. DALI'S GREY (GB) (f. by Linamix), won 1 race at 3 years, from only 2 starts; dam of: BAUER (IRE) (g. by Halling), won 7 races at 3 to 8 years and £527,960 including Petstock Geelong Cup, Geelong, Gr.3 , Chester H., Chester, L. , placed second in Melbourne Cup, Flemington, Gr.1 , third in Geelong Cup, Geelong, Gr.3 , fourth in Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial, Newbury, Gr.3 , Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Flemington, Gr.3 . He's a mile and a half horse but he's got class. He's got the pace for a mile and a quarter Aidan O’Brien, RACING P O ST “ “



Winner of 7 Group races at 3, 4 & 5 years and never out of the first three in all of his 17 starts

NEW FOR 2020

1 st Prince Of Wales's Stakes-Gr.1 , 1m2f, Royal Ascot by 1¼ lengths from Magical 1 st Hardwicke Stakes-Gr.2 , 1m4f, Royal Ascot 1 st Gordon Richards Stakes-Gr.3 , 1m2f, Sandown (twice) 1 st Aston Park Stakes-Gr.3 , 1m4f, Newbury (twice) 1 st Gordon Stakes-Gr.3 , 1m4f, Goodwood by 3½ lengths 2 nd King George VI & Queen

Elizabeth Stakes-Gr.1 , 1m4f, Ascot beaten a neck by Enable

2 nd Juddmonte International

Stakes-Gr.1 , 1m2½f, York beaten a neck by Japan 2 nd St Leger Stakes-Gr.1 , 1m6½f,

Doncaster beaten ½ a length by Capri with Stradivarius third

LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS of 2019 1 Crystal Ocean (GB) 128 - Enable (GB) 128 - Waldgeist (GB) 128 4 Beauty Generation (NZ) 127 5 Ghaiyyath (IRE) 126 6 Battaash (IRE) 125

2 nd King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes-Gr.1 , 1m4f, Ascot beaten a neck 2 nd Champion Stakes-Gr.1 , 1m2f, Ascot to Cracksman


Timeform’s highest-rated horse ever to retire straight to NH stud

RATED by Timeform 133

“ Crystal Ocean is going to be hugely exciting for the jumping guys, it’s a huge plus. Sea The Stars is coming forward, he’s proving a sire of very good racehorses, and a sire of sires….Coolmore are showing huge support to National Hunt breeding, no question. ” Michael Moore of Ballincurrig House Stud


BAY 2014, SEA THE STARS - CRYSTAL STAR (MARK OF ESTEEM) CRYSTAL OCEAN The best son of SEA THE STARS SEA THE MOON (the first son of SEA THE STARS to stud) has sired Dan Skelton’s unbeaten Grade 1-winning juvenile hurdler ALLMANKIND from his first 3YO crop in 2019 TIMEFORM FLAT AWARDS Best middle-distance performance: Crystal Ocean, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (TF performance rating 133) When it comes to the best performance by any middle-distance horse in Britain and Ireland in 2019, the race to focus on is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, where Crystal Ocean was beaten a neck by Enable in a thrilling finish. Enable won the race, but on the figures it was Crystal Ocean who put up the higher performance rating when taking into account the mare’s 3 lb sex allowance. It was an epic renewal of the King George… The field was one of the strongest assembled this century, probably the deepest since Galileo won in 2001. 8th November 2019













CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB) , (c. by Sea The Stars (IRE)), won 8 races at 3 to 5 years, 2019 and £2,062,401 including Prince Of Wales's Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 , Hardwicke Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2 , Aston Park Stakes, Newbury, Gr.3 (twice), Gordon Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.3 , Gordon Richards Stakes, Sandown Park, Gr.3 (twice), placed 9 times including second in Champion Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 , King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 (twice), Juddmonte International Stakes, York, Gr.1 , St. Leger Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.1 , September Stakes, Kempton Park, Gr.3 , third in King Edward VII Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2 , Dante Stakes, York, Gr.2 , all his starts. 1st Dam CRYSTAL STAR (GB) (by Mark of Esteem (IRE)), won 2 races at 2 years and £30,341 including Radley Stakes, Newbury, L. , placed once viz second in Dubai Duty Free Stakes, Newbury, Gr.3 . Dam of six winners including: CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB) (c. by Sea The Stars (IRE)), see above. HILLSTAR (GB) (c. by Danehill Dancer (IRE)), won 4 races at 2 to 4 years and £764,250 including Canadian International Stakes, Woodbine, Gr.1 , King Edward VII Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2 , Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial Legacy Cup, Newbury, Gr.3 , placed second in Hardwicke Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2 , Princess Of Wales's Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.2 , Ormonde Stakes, Chester, Gr.3 , Rose Of Lancaster Stakes, Haydock Park, Gr.3 , third in King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 , fourth in Juddmonte International Stakes, York, Gr.1 . CRYSTAL CAPELLA (GB) (f. by Cape Cross (IRE)), won 8 races at 3 to 6 years and £328,693 including Pride Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.2 (twice), Princess of Wales's Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.2 , Middleton Stakes, York, Gr.3 , E.B.F. Alice Keppel Stakes, Goodwood, L. , E.B.F. Princess Royal Stakes, Ascot, L. , placed second in Pride Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.2 , fourth in Yorkshire Oaks, York, Gr.1 , Nassau Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1 , British Champions Pride Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2 . CRYSTAL ZVEZDA (GB) (f. by Dubawi (IRE)), won 2 races at 2 and 3 years and £63,449 including Fillies Trial, Newbury, L. , placed second in Pride Stakes, Newmarket, L. , Lyric Stakes, York, L. Crystal Etoile (GB) (f. by Dansili (GB)), placed 3 times at 3 years; dam of 2 winners - Crystal Hope (GB) (f. by Nathaniel (IRE)), won 1 race, placed third in Fillies Trial, Newbury, L. 2nd Dam CRYSTAL CAVERN (USA) (by Be My Guest (USA)), won 3 races at 2 and 4 years. Dam of eight winners including: WAILA (GB) (f. by Notnowcato (GB)), won 2 races at 3 years and £59,890 including Aphrodite Stakes, Newmarket, L. , placed second in John Smiths Silver Cup, York, L. , Pontefract Castle Stakes, ROSE GYPSY (GB) (f. by Green Desert (USA)), won 2 races at 2 and 3 years and £113,768 including Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Longchamp, Gr.1 , placed second in Athasi Stakes, Curragh, L. , third in Round Tower Stakes, Curragh, L. ; dam of 6 winners including- CHINESE MANDARIN (USA) (c. by Kingmambo (USA)), won 5 races at 3 to 5 years and £55,542 including Scandinavian Open Championship, Klampenborg, Gr.3 , placed 4 times including second in Scandinavian Open Championship, Klampenborg, Gr.3 . Gypsy Highway (IRE) (f. by High Chaparral (IRE)), won 2 races and £64,534, placed second in Prix Miesque, Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.3 , third in Prix Luth Enchantee, Clairefontaine-Deauville, L. ; dam of Amalfi Coast (JPN) (f. by Daiwa Major (JPN)), won 2 races at 2 years and £611,742, placed second in Hai Hanshin Himba Stakes, Hanshin, Gr.2 , third in Kyoto Himba Stakes, Kyoto, Gr.3 , KBS Kyoto Sho Fantasy Stakes, Kyoto, Gr.3 . Rose Cut (IRE) (f. by Montjeu (IRE)) unraced; dam of Secateur (GB) (g b D hill D Pontefract, L. , third in Lillie Langtry Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.3 . CRYSTAL STAR (GB) (f. by Mark of Esteem (IRE)), See above. 3rd Dam KRISALYA (GB) (by Kris (GB)), won 1 race at 3 years and £3,930, placed once. Dam of seven winners including:

If you look at his record, it’s quite amazing. He has a lovely temperament and is a joy to train. “

“ Sir Michael Stoute



❝ In elite company: Lostintranslation jumps to mark of 173 after Betfair Chase win ❞ RACING P O ST

LOSTINTRANSLATION , bred by Morgan Kavanagh , winner of the Betfair Chase-Gr.1 at Haydock for Colin Tizzard and owners Taylor & O’Dwyer

FLEMENSFIRTH Champion Sire in 2017/2018 Champion Sire in 2018/2019 F C

TORNADO FLYER , bred by Sweetmans Bloodstock and a Grade 1 bumper winner, won his first 2 starts over fences including the Klairon Davis

Novice Chase-Gr.3 for Willie Mullins and the T F P Partnership


MINELLA MELODY , bred by Micheal & Ciara Carty , unbeaten in two starts over hurdles including the Listed Voler La Vedette Mares Novice Hurdle at Punchestown for Henry de Bromhead and Kenneth Alexander

MAGIC OF LIGHT , bred by Baronrath & Colbinstown Studs , Grand National runner-up and winner of back-to-back renewals of a Listed Mares Chase at Newbury for Jessica Harrington and Ann & Alan Potts Limited

EBN 12 Nov

EBN 14 Nov

2019 foals sold for €88,000 (filly), €88,000 , €85,000 , €62,000 , €62,000 , €62,000 (filly), €54,000 , €50,000 etc.

Peter Moloney of Rathmore Stud, purchaser of the €88,000 filly



DANNY WHIZZBANG , a £115,000 purchase from Colin Bowe , bred by Minch Bloodstock , won the John Francome Novices’ Chase-Gr.2 for Paul Nicholls and Mrs Angela Tincknell

GETABIRD , a €200,000 purchase from Walter Connors , bred by Pat Connell , and a dual Grade 2 winner over hurdles, made a winning reappearance at Gowran for Willie Mullins and Mrs S Ricci

THE BIG BREAKAWAY , a sale-topping €360,000 purchase from Donnchadh Doyle , bred by William Mangan , was an impressive winner of both his starts over hurdles for Colin Tizzard and owners Jones / Nicholas / Romans “ He's one of our nicest young horses and looks like he has a massive future - he's exciting, really exciting ” Joe Tizzard , assistant trainer


SPORTING JOHN , a £160,000 purchase from Matthew Flynn O’Connor , bred by Stephanie Hanly , unbeaten in two starts over hurdles for Philip Hobbs and JP McManus

❝ He looks a bargain at £160k ❞ RACING P O ST

VEGAS BLUE , bred by Frank Motherway , won a Listed Bumper at Huntingdon as a 4YO in December for Nicky Henderson and Crimbourne Bloodstock

“ The key thing is that we like fillies by Getaway, we have shed loads of

them at home. ” Nicky Henderson , trainer of VEGAS BLUE and VERDANA BLUE

VERDANA BLUE , bred by Edmond Kent , was a winner of the Christmas Hurdle-Gr.1 and the Scottish Champion Hurdle-Gr.2 before selling for 370,000gns at Tattersalls December.

GALLYHILL , bred by Sean Gorman , was the highest-priced pointer of 2019 when selling to Henrietta Knight for £450,000



By GALILEO , the world’s best sire & sire of sires ( 17 sons have sired Gr.1 winners) The same potent cross as FRANKEL and TEOFILO A full-brother to Group 1 winners HIGHLAND REEL and CAPE OF GOOD HOPE From the family of Group 1 sire STARSPANGLEDBANNER Dual Gr.2 winner and a Gr.1 performer at 2, 3, 4 and 5 years








HVEGER (AUS) (2001)


IDAHO (IRE) (c. by Galileo (IRE)), won 4 races at 2 to 5 years and £1,196,437 including Great Voltigeur Stakes, York, Gr.2 , Hardwicke Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2 , and Ormonde Stakes, Chester, Gr.3 , placed second in Irish Derby, Curragh, Gr.1 , Ballysax Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3 , third in Derby Stakes, Epsom Downs, Gr.1 , King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 , Goodwood Cup Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1 , Lonsdale Cup Stakes, York, Gr.2 and Derby Trial Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3 , fourth in Criterium De Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud, Gr.1 and Coronation Cup, Epsom Downs, Gr.1 . Own brother to HIGHLAND REEL (USA) . 1st Dam. Hveger (AUS) (f by Danehill (USA)), won 1 race in Australia and $83,550 and placed second in South Australia Oaks, Morphettville, Gr.2 and third in Australasian Oaks, Morphettville, Gr.1 ; Own sister to ELVSTROEM (AUS) ; dam of five winners including- HIGHLAND REEL (IRE) (c by Galileo (IRE)), Jt Champion older horse in Ireland in 2016 and 2017 , Top rated older horse in Ireland in 2017 (9.5-10.5f.) , won 10 races at 2 to 5 years, DQG ¼ 9,449,472 including Prince Of Wales´s Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.1 , Coronation Cup, Epsom Downs, Gr.1 , King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 , Secretariat Stakes, Arlington, Gr.1 , Breeders' Cup Turf, Santa Anita, Gr.1 , Hong Kong Vase, Sha Tin, Gr.1 (twice), Vintage Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.2 and Gordon Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.3 , placed second in Juddmonte International Stakes, York, Gr.1 , Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Chantilly, Gr.1 , Prix du Jockey Club, Chantilly, Gr.1 , Hong Kong Vase, Sha Tin, Gr.1 and third in Breeders' Cup Turf, Santa Anita, Gr.1 , Champion Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 and WS Cox Plate, Moonee Valley, Gr.1 ; sire. IDAHO (IRE) (c. by Galileo (IRE)), see above. CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) (c. by Galileo (IRE)), won 3 races at 2 to 3 years, 2019 and £573,452 including Ladbrokes Stakes, Caulfield, Gr.1 , Blue Riband Trial, Epsom Downs, L. , placed second in Superlative Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.2 , third in Royal Lodge Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.2 , Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes, Saratoga and fourth in Prix du Jockey Club, Chantilly, Gr.1 . Valdemoro (AUS) (f. by Encosta de Lago (AUS)), won 2 races in Australia and placed second in Storm Queen Stakes, Rosehill, Gr.1 , Crown Victoria Oaks, Flemington, Gr.1 . 2nd Dam. CIRCLES OF GOLD (AUS) (f by Marscay (AUS)), won 6 races in Australia and $923,295 including AJC Oaks, Randwick, Gr.1 , Coongy Handicap, Caulfield, Gr.3 , Adrian Knox Stakes, Randwick, Gr.3 and Ansett Australia Stakes, Morphettville, L. , placed second in Caulfield Cup, Caulfield, Gr.1 , Queensland Oaks, Eagle Farm, Gr.1 , Eat More Fruit 'n' Veg Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 , T S Carlyon Cup, Sandown, Gr.2 , third in C F Orr Stakes, Sandown, Gr.1 , Apollo Stakes, Warwick Farm, Gr.2 , Sandown Cup, Sandown, Gr.2 ; Own sister to Modern Era (AUS) and Rings of Gold (AUS) ; dam of nine winners including- ELVSTROEM (AUS) (c by Danehill), Jt Champion older horse in Australia in 2004-05 , Top rated older miler in U.A.E. in 2005 , won 10 races in Australia and in U.A.E. and £2,247,782 including Caulfield Cup, Caulfield, Gr.1 , C F Orr Stakes, Caulfield, Gr.1 , Underwood Stakes, Caulfield, Gr.1 , Victoria Derby, Flemington, Gr.1 , Dubai Duty Free, Nad Al Sheba, Gr.1 , Shannons Autumn Classic, Caulfield, Gr.2 , St George Stakes, Caulfield, Gr.2 , Turnbull Stakes, Flemington, Gr.2 and Guineas Prelude, Caulfield, Gr.3 , placed second in Prix d'Ispahan, Longchamp, Gr.1 , third in Australian Cup, Flemington, Gr.1 , Rosehill Guineas, Rosehill, Gr.1 , Prince of Wales's Stakes, York, Gr.1 ; sire. HARADASUN (AUS) (c by Fusaichi Pegasus), Champion 3yr old colt in Australia in 2006-07 , Champion older miler in Europe in 2008 , won 1 race at 5 years viz Queen Anne Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 ; also won 6 races in Australia and $2,376,350 including Doncaster Handicap, Randwick, Gr.1 , George Ryder Stakes, Rosehill, Gr.1 , placed second in Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Randwick, Gr.1 , third in Turnbull Stakes, Flemington, Gr.1 ; sire. Hveger (AUS) (f by Danehill), see above. Altius (AUS) (c by Redoute's Choice), won 4 races placed second in Exford Stakes, Flemington, L. Lady Circles (AUS) (f by Ascot Knight), placed twice in Australia and $3900; dam of winners: DECIRCLES (AUS) (c by Encosta de Lago), 5 races in Australia including Standish H., Flemington, Gr.3 , placed second in Sires' Produce Stakes, Flemington, Gr.2 . 3rd Dam. OLYMPIC AIM (NZ) (f by Zamazaan (FR)), won 4 races in Australia; dam of six winners including- CIRCLES OF GOLD (AUS) (f by Marscay), see above. GOLD WELLS (AUS) (g by Barathea), won 7 races including Blamey Stakes, Flemington, Gr.2 . National Song (AUS) (f by Vain), ran in Australia; dam of winners: Gold Anthem (AUS) (f by Made of Gold), 2 races and placed second in Balcrest Stakes, Victoria Park, L. ; dam of STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) (c by Choisir), 7 races including Golden Jubilee Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 and July Cup, Newmarket, Gr.1 , Caulfield Guineas, Caulfield, Gr.1 .



Group 1 winner by GALILEO

Out of a half-sister to OSCAR

OSCAR is sire of 23 individual Gr.1 winners


IMPERIAL VIEW , bred by Colm Looney, won a maiden hurdle for Henry de Bromhead and the Schuster Family

❝ She's a real chasing mare ❞ Henry de Bromhead

CILL ANNA , a £115,000 purchase from Colin Bowe and bred by Ms Maria & Michael Bourke , won a Novices’ Hurdle at Warwick on New Year’s Eve for Paul Nicholls and The Stewart Family ❝ a good prospect for staying chases in time ❞ RACING P O ST

HEREDITARY RULE , bred by Olive Troy , won a point-to-point at Edgcote by 12 lengths for Francesca Nimmo before joining Gordon Elliott

21 RAISE YOUR HAND , bred by Mary M Brennan , won an Open Maiden at Stafford Cross for Chris Barber


1 st Racing Post Trophy- Gr.1 , by 4½ lengths 1 st Autumn Stakes- Gr.3 , by 2 lengths 1 st Maiden, 7f, on debut

1 st St Leger Stakes- Gr.1 2 nd Epsom Derby- Gr.1 , to World Champion 3YO Australia

2nd Top-rated 2YO Colt in Europe in 2013 One of the best of his generation as a 3YO

6 first crop 2YO winners of 9 races in 2019 from 6f to 1m2f


12 colt foals at the 2019 NH Sales sold for up to €72,000 and averaged over €21,000

Tim Dennis of Thorne Farm (x2)

Michael Cullen of White Horse Stud (x2)

The Hores of Mount Eaton Stud

Bryan Murphy

Ian Ferguson

Patrick McCann

Highflyer Bloodstock

Yellowford Farm Richard Downes


AT 2 1 st Maiden, Tipperary

❝ Any sons of Montjeu should be noted as they’ve taken to jumping so well ~ Kevin Ross, RACING P O ST , May 20, 2019

AT 4 1 st Ascot Gold Cup- Gr.1 , Royal Ascot 1 st Vintage Crop Stakes- Gr.3 , Navan 1 st Irish St Leger Trial Stakes- Gr.3 , Curragh AT 3 1 st St Leger Stakes- Gr.1 , Doncaster 1 st Gallinule Stakes- Gr.3 , 1m 2f, Curragh 1 st Queen’s Vase- Gr.3 , Royal Ascot

RATED by Timeform 125


First crop 3YO’s in 2019 sold for: €70,000 €68,000 €67,000 €54,000 €50,000 €50,000 €40,000 €40,000 €40,000 €40,000 €35,000 €35,000 €31,000 €30,000 €30,000 €30,000 €30,000 etc.

MV Magnier

Brendan Bashford

Harry Fry

Mags O’Toole

Edward O’Grady

Jamie Snowden

Colin Tizzard

AP McCoy

Evan Williams

Colin Bowe

Shark Hanlon

Jessica Harrington

Tom Keating

Pat Fahy

Roger Marley

Stroud/Coleman Bloodstock

Peter Fahey

Highflyer Bloodstock

There are some stallions I’d like but it’s the horse first. I’ve two magnificent Leading Lights. There’s one of them now, if he’s not a racehorse I’ll give it up. Mouse Morris , THE IRISH FIELD, 26/10/19, on the geldings ex. Liss Ui Riain and Present Climate “ “



CHRIS’S DREAM , bred by Mary O’Connor and winner of a Grade 2 last season, landed the Troytown Chase (Grade B) at Navan by 9 ½ lengths for Henry de Bromhead and Robcour

❝ looks set to be a force at a high level ❞ RACING P O ST

ORNUA , bred by Brett Merry , won the Maghull Novices’ Chase-Gr.1 at Aintree for Henry de Bromhead and John J Phelan & Syed Momin

COMMANCHE RED , bred by J Travers , initiated a St. Stephen’s Day Chase treble for his sire when scoring at Kempton for Chris Gordon and Richard & Mrs Carol Cheshire


AN FRAOCH MOR , bred by R McCarthy , won a Novice Chase at Navan by 11 lengths for Ross O’Sullivan and T J Ward

ROSGALME , bred by Joseph Campbell , unbeaten bumper winner as a 4YO for Noel Meade and the Knockmore Syndicate

CHAZZA , bred by John Flavin , an unbeaten bumper winner for Kim Bailey ❝ a nice future chasing prospect ❞ RACING P O ST

HENRY BROWN , bred by David Moran , an unbeaten bumper winner as a 4YO for Noel Meade

❝ The ease with which he travelled into contention here suggests he is useful ❞ RACING P O ST

MAH MATE BOB , bred by Miss Mary R Barry , made it 4 wins in 2019 for George Bewley and John Wade

ANNIE MC , bred by Jay Kavanagh and the Gr.2-placed IF YOU SAY RUN , bred by Michael O’Regan finished 1-2 in a Mares Novices’ Chase at Wincanton on St Stephen’s Day

DEISE ABA , bred by Ms Margaret Leahy , won a Beginners’ Chase by 16 lengths on New Year’s Day for Philip Hobbs and Trevor Hemmings



10 blacktype winners from his first two crops including 2019 German Oaks winner DIAMANTA

WILD MAX , bred by Gestut Brummerhof , unbeaten over hurdles for Paul Nicholls and Owners Group 036

GLOBAL FREEDOM , winner of a $50,000 Hurdle at Far Hills for Gordon Elliott


ECCO , bred by Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof , won over hurdles at Wincanton (by 8 lengths) and Ascot (by 6 lengths) for Paul Nicholls and Colm Donlon

❝ He has scope for further progress ❞ RACING P O ST

CONSTRUCT , unbeaten in 2 starts over hurdles for John McConnell FOXBORO unbeaten in 2 starts over hurdles in France for M Seror

102-rated flat horse for Mark Johnson THEMAXWECAN who holds possible entries in the Triumph Hurdle-Gr.1

GROUP STAGE , bred by Gestut Romerhof , winner of a Juvenile Hurdle first time out for Alan King ❝ likely to be pointed towards the Fred Winter ❞ RACING P O ST

Luke Barry of Manister House Stud who sold a 2019 yearling by Maxios for €200,000


By leading N.H. influence MONSUN , sire of NETWORK , GETAWAY , SAMUM etc. Half-brother to Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner BAGO From the family of leading sire MACHIAVELLIAN BAY 2008, MONSUN - MOONLIGHT'S BOX (NUREYEV) MAXIOS UNBEATEN GROUP WINNER AT 2 1 st Prix Thomas Bryon- Gr.3 , 1m, Saint Cloud, from Listed winner Private Jet & Gr.2 winner Grand Vent 1 st Prix de Fontenoy (2YO Maiden), 1m, Longchamp, by 4 lengths DUAL GR.1 WINNING CHAMPION MILER 1 st Prix du Moulin de Longchamp- Gr.1 , 1m, Longchamp, by 5 lengths from Gr.1 winner Olympic Glory 1 st Prix d'Ispahan- Gr.1 , 1m1f, Longchamp, by ½ a length from Gr.1 winner Planteur 1 st Prix d'Harcourt- Gr.2 , 1m2f, Longchamp, from Group winners Don Bosco & Saga Dream 1 st La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte- Gr.3 , 1m2f, by 1½ lengths from Gr.1 French Derby winner Reliable Man RATED by Timeform 123 + NEW FOR 2020












MAXIOS (GB) (c. by Monsun (GER)), won 8 races at 2 to 5 years and £598,928 including Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Longchamp, Gr.1 , Prix d'Ispahan, Longchamp, Gr.1 , Prix d'Harcourt, Longchamp, Gr.2 , Prix Thomas Bryon, Saint Cloud, Gr.3 , La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte, Maisons-laffitte, Gr.3 , placed twice viz second in Prix Ganay, Longchamp, Gr.1 , Grand Prix de Chantilly, Chantilly, Gr.2 ; sire. 1st Dam MOONLIGHT'S BOX (USA) (by Nureyev (USA)), unraced. Dam of eight winners including: BAGO (FR) (c. by Nashwan (USA)), Champion 2yr old in Europe in 2003 and Champion 3yr old in Europe in 2004 , won 8 races at 2 to 4 years and £1,524,569 including Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Longchamp, Gr.1 , Grand Prix de Paris, Longchamp, Gr.1 , Criterium International, Saint Cloud, Gr.1 , Prix Jean Prat, Chantilly, Gr.1 , Prix Ganay, Longchamp, Gr.1 , Prix des Chenes, Longchamp, Gr.3 , placed second in Tattersalls Gold Cup, Curragh, Gr.1 , third in King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Newbury, Gr.1 , Juddmonte International Stakes, York, Gr.1 , Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Longchamp, Gr.1 , Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Saint Cloud, Gr.1 . MAXIOS (GB) (c. by Monsun (GER)), see above. BETA (GB) (f. by Selkirk (USA)), won 2 races at 2 years including Criterium de Vitesse, Chantilly, L. , placed second in Prix de Cabourg, Deauville, Gr.3 , third in Prix d'Arenberg, Chantilly, Gr.3 ; dam of: Bedale (GB) (g. by Cape Cross (IRE)), won 1 race at 3 years and placed second in Prix de Suresnes, Maisons-laffitte, L. ; grandam of WOOTTON'S COLT (FR) (c. by Wootton Bassett), won 2 races at 2 years, 2019 including Premio Criterium Nazionale, Milan, L. Malicieuse (IRE) (f. by Galileo (IRE)), won 1 race at 2 years and placed third in Prix Six Perfections, Deauville, L. , Criterium de Vitesse, Longchamp, L. , fourth in Prix Eclipse, Chantilly, Gr.3 . Zabriskie (IRE) (c. by Frankel (GB)), won 1 race at 2 years, placed third in Dante Stakes, York, Gr.2 . 2nd Dam COUP DE GENIE (USA) (by Mr Prospector), Champion 2yr old filly in France in 1993 , won 4 races at 2 and 3 years and £269,009 viz Prix Morny, Deauville, Gr.1 , Prix de la Salamandre, Longchamp, Gr.1 , Prix de Cabourg, Deauville, Gr.3 , Prix Imprudence, Maisons-laffitte, L. , placed third in 1,000 Guineas, Newmarket, Gr.1 , fourth in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Santa Anita Park, Gr.1 ; Own sister to MACHIAVELLIAN (USA) & OCEAN OF WISDOM (USA) Dam of four winners including: DENEBOLA (USA) (f. by Storm Cat), Champion 2yr old filly in France in 2003 , won 2 races at 2 years and £201,143 viz Prix Marcel Boussac Criterium des Pouliches, Longchamp, Gr.1 , Prix de Cabourg, Deauville, Gr.3 , placed second in Prix de la Foret, Longchamp, Gr.1 , third in Prix Morny, Deauville, Gr.1 , fourth in Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Longchamp, Gr.1 ; dam of: Ratiocination (IRE) (c. by Excelebration), won 2 races at 3 years and £36,416, placed once viz third in Prix de Pontarme, Saint Cloud, L. , from only 4 starts. BETA LEO (USA) (f. by A P Indy), won 1 race at 2 years and placed fourth in Prix Francois Boutin, Deauville, L. ; dam of SENGA (USA) (f. by Blame), won 3 races including Prix de Diane, Chantilly, Gr.1 , Prix de la Grotte, Chantilly, Gr.3 , placed third in Prix de Sandringham, Chantilly, Gr.2 , Prix de la Nonette, Deauville, Gr.2 , BOLTING (USA) (c. by War Front), won 4 races at 2 to 4 years including Prix du Pont-Neuf, Chantilly, L. SNAKE MOUNTAIN (USA) (g. by A P Indy), won 11 races at 4 to 6 years and £335,747 including Stuyvesant H., Aqueduct, Gr.3 , Queens County H., Aqueduct, Gr.3 , Aqueduct H., Aqueduct, Gr.3 . LOVING KINDNESS (USA) (f. by Seattle Slew), won 2 races at 2 years including Prix de Cabourg, Deauville, Gr.3 , placed third in Prix Morny, Deauville, Gr.1 ; dam of four winners including- PEACE CAMP (USA) (f. by Storm Cat), won 3 races including Prix de Bonneval, Chantilly, L. GLIA (USA) (f. by A P Indy), won 3 races including Prix Imprudence, Maisons-laffitte, L. , Pebbles H., Belmont Park, L. , placed second in Mrs. Revere Stakes, Churchill, Gr.2 ; dam of three winners - Soothing Touch (USA) (f. by Touch Gold), placed 3 times; dam of EMOLLIENT (USA) (f. by Empire Maker), won 6 races including Ashland Stakes, Keeneland, Gr.1 , Spinster Stakes, Keeneland, Gr.1 , American Oaks, Hollywood Park, Gr.1 , Rodeo Drive Stakes, Santa Anita Park, Gr.1 , COURTIER (USA) (c. by Pioneerof the Nile), won 3 races including Centaur Stakes, Indiana Grand Race Course, L. , HOFBURG (USA) (c. by Tapit), won 3 races including Curlin Stakes, Saratoga, R. , placed second in Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park, Gr.1 . Dream of Genie (FR) (f. by Pivotal), unraced; dam of FAN DII NA (JPN) (f. by Deep Impact), won 3 races including Flower Cup, Nakayama, Gr.3 .



MONALEE , bred by Aiden Aherne , won a Grade 1 as a novice (defeating Al Boum Photo) and was runner up in the last two renewals of the Savills Chase-Gr.1 for Henry de Bromhead and Barry Maloney

SANTINI , Grade 1 winner and runner-up in the 2019 RSA Chase-Gr.1, won the Listed Future Stars Chase on his seasonal reappearance for Nicky Henderson and owner/breeders M r & Mrs R Kelvin-Hughes

BREWIN’UPASTORM , bred by Longrove Stud and runner-up in the Mersey Novices’ Hurdle-Gr.1 at Aintree, is unbeaten in two starts over fences for Olly Murphy and Mrs Barbara Hester 32

HAZEL HILL , bred by Patrick Moakley , won the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham for Philip Rowley and Mrs D Williams and remains unbeaten under rules

MARIE’S ROCK , bred by D Breen , won a Listed Mares’ Novices’

Hurdle on New Year’s Eve by 8 lengths to remain unbeaten for Nicky Henderson and Middleham Park Racing

Other blacktype winners this season include: ROARING BULL , bred by M Doran, won the Paddy Power Chase-Gr.B at Leopardstown for Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown House Stud DAVIDS CHARM , bred by Grange Stud, won a Grade 3 hurdle at Tipperary by 12 lengths for John J Walsh and the T A O’Brien Partnership ISRAEL CHAMP , bred by Mrs Sheila Kelleher , won Listed bumpers at Cheltenham and Ascot as a 4YO for David Pipe and owners John White & Anne Underhill LAKEMILAN , bred by James Browne , won Graded chases at Cork and Killarney for Terence O’Brien and Denis Wilson SENSULANO , bred by John Harrington , won a Listed Mares’ Novices’ Chase at Warwick for Noel Williams



He’s got the ability, balance, the attitude and the breeding. He’s a serious horse André Fabre ~ ~ RATED

1 st Conditions race, 8f., Saint Cloud

1 st Prix Greffulhe-Gr.2, 10f., Saint Cloud 1 st Prix Francois Mathet-L.R. , 10½f., Saint Cloud 3 rd Grand Prix de Paris-Gr.1 , 12f., Longchamp behind Flintshire 5 th Epsom Derby-Gr.1 , 12f., beaten 2 lengths by Ruler Of The World

by Timeform 120


LANGER DAN , bred by Hugh O’Connor (right) , won the Wensleydale

Juvenile Hurdle (Listed Race) at Wetherby for Dan Skelton and Colm Donlon

Milestone Bloodstock (x3)

Gerry Hogan

Mags O’Toole

MV Magnier (x2)

Monbeg Stables (x4)

BAY 2012, GALILEO – ANOTHER STORM (GONE WEST) ORDER OF ST GEORGE CLASS - A Champion at 3, 4 & 5 years ABILITY - Won 3 Group 1’s by 23 lengths and third in the ‘Arc’ SOUNDNESS - 13 wins & 11 placings in 25 starts from 2 to 6 years VERSATILITY - Won over 8f - 2m4f, and on going from fast to soft Multiple Gr.1 winning Champion by Galileo

“ recorded a faster last two furlongs than Profitable in the G1 King’s Stand Stakes over five furlongs ” James Willoughby , Thoroughbred Racing Commentary

Order Of St George wins the G1 Ascot Gold Cup, in a time over 11 seconds faster than Fame And Glory!


RATED by Timeform 129

❝ one of the greatest staying performances of modern times ~ International Thoroughbred on his 9-length win in the 2017 Irish St Leger

Order Of St George covered 275 mares in his jumps sire role at Castlehyde Stud according to returns lodged with Weatherbys….Among the accomplished racemares and/or producers in the son of Galileo's book were Asian Maze, a four-time Grade 1 winner and dam of useful hurdler Cup Final; Pomme Tiepy, a Grade 2-winning chaser and dam of Grade 1-placed Mortal; Fashionista, the dam of Cheltenham Gold Cup victor Bobs Worth; and Augest Weekend and Norabelle, mothers respectively of Total Recall and Invitation Only. RACING P O ST



JASON THE MILITANT , bred by Peter & Martin Michael , won a maiden hurdle at Limerick for Henry de Bromhead

MISTER EDDMAN , bred by Eric Barrett , won at Punchestown on New Year’s Eve for Oliver McKiernan and the Keep The Faith Syndicate


EASY AS THAT , bred by The Beeches & Grange Stud , winner of a bumper on his only start for Venetia Williams and Kate & Andrew Brooks

❝ a very encouraging debut victory ❞ RACING P O ST

CLONDAW CAMP , bred by Bryan Mangan , won a $40,000 Maiden Hurdle by 7½ lengths first time out as a 4YO for Jonathan Sheppard on Virginia Gold Cup Day

❝ He’s definitely one for the future ❞ Jockey TomGarner

Also MYSTIC DREAMER , bred by J Mangan , won a Mares’ Bumper at Cheltenham for Nick Gifford TREASURE DILLON , bred by Mrs Jennifer Coleman , won a 4YO point-to-point first time out for Pierce Power and over hurdles at Chepstow for Evan Williams YA BOY YA , bred by Breda Spillane , won a point-to-point for Liam Kenny and a bumper for Colin Bowe



1 st Irish Derby- Gr.1 by 9 lengths (pictured) 1 st Coronation Cup- Gr.1 1 st Prix Niel- Gr.2 1 st Prix Noailles- Gr.2 2 nd Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud- Gr.1 2 nd Criterium de Saint-Cloud- Gr.1 at 2 years 3 rd Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe- Gr.1

RATED by Timeform 131

Soldier of Fortune has every right to excel as a sire of jumpers. The grandsires of his dam, the Flat Listed winner Affianced, are Busted and Lord Gayle, two stallions whose descendants have made a major impact on the National Hunt world. Andrew Caulfield , Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder ~ ~

MEGA FORTUNE 1 st Spring Juvenile Hurdle- Gr.1

2 nd Triumph Hurdle- Gr.1 , Cheltenham


1 st REA Grimes Juvenile Hurdle- Gr.2 1 st John & Chich Fowler Memorial Mares Chase- Gr.3

EARLY DOORS 1 st Fishery Lane Hurdle- Gr.3

Joseph O’Brien , trainer of SLOWMOTION and EARLY DOORS

40 1 st Martin Pipe Cond. Jockeys H. Hurdle, Cheltenham 2 nd Royal Bond Novice Hurdle- Gr.1 2 nd Christmas Hurdle- Gr.1 FLYING TIGER 1 st Fred Winter Juvenile H. Hurdle- Gr.3 , Cheltenham TIN SOLDIER 1 st Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle- Gr.3 3 rd Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle- Gr.1

EARLY DOORS , bred by Derek Clee , Grade 3 winner and 2019 Cheltenham Festival winner for Joseph O’Brien and JP McManus

LADY ARDILAUN , winner of 4 races in

BLACK LUNA , winner of 6 races in France over jumps including a Listed 4YO Hurdle by 8 lengths and a €45,000 Hurdle at the same venue in November for Guillaume Macaire

France over hurdles and fences including a Listed 4YO Hurdle at Auteuil in 2019 for Francois Nicolle

and owner/breeder Mme Henri Devin

you’d have to be excited about Soldier Of Fortune given what he has done so far Adrian Costello , purchaser of the €72,000 colt from Garryrichard Stud bred by Michael Murphy “ “ 2019 foals sold for €72,000 , €45,000 , €42,000 , €40,000 , €40,000 , €40,000 , €38,000 , €37,000 , €37,000 , €34,000 , €32,000 , €32,000 , €32,000 , €32,000 , €31,000 , €30,000 , €30,000 etc.



Back-to-back Grade 1 John Durkan Memorial winner...

MIN won the feature event at Punchestown again for Willie Mullins and Mrs Susanna Ricci – his fifth success at Grade 1 level

❝ I thought it was an unbelievable win ❞ Willie Mullins, RACING P O ST

Back-to-back Grade 3 Becher Chase winner...

WALK IN THE MILL won the Aintree showpiece for the second year running for Robert Walford and Baroness Harding

❝ once again looked a natural over these unique fences ❞ RACING P O ST

Also 12 th win at Grade 1 or Grade 2 level…. DOUVAN made a winning reappearance in the Clonmel Oil Chase

has become one of the most sought after National Hunt stallions in recent years following the exploits of Douvan and Min , 11th November 2019 “ “ TATTERSALLS IRELAND NOVEMBER NH SALE – DAY 4 896 c FLEMENSFIRTH-Morning Supreme Ballingcurrig House Stud LG Walker €88,000 782 c FLEMENSFIRTH-Blue Maxi Yellowford Farm Park Farm €85,000 787 c WALK IN THE PARK-Poppy Baloo Grange Hill Stud T Hillman €72,000 894 c WALK IN THE PARK-Tempest Belle Ballingcurrig House Stud Kevin Ross/Ben Case €65,000 853 c WALK IN THE PARK-Special Choice Coolruss Stud Richard Rohan €64,000

Timmy Hillman , purchaser of lot 787

Richard Rohan , purchaser of lot 853

“ He has been bought on behalf of Lady Jane Grosvenor. She has his two-year-old full-brother and loves him and this colt is a very nice foal too ” Kevin Ross on lot 894 who he purchased with Ben Case It is a great result and he is a smashing individual. We sent Poppy Baloo to Walk In The Park, because he has been such a good sire Mark Hanly of Grange Hill Stud on lot 787, bred by his mother Stephanie GOFFS DECEMBER NATIONAL HUNT SALE – DAY 2 394 c WALK IN THE PARK-La Segnora Ashwood Stud Prospect Stables “


Lot 394 , bred by Mrs Dale Adams , topped the final day of the Goffs December National Hunt Sale



WEST APPROACH , bred by R F and S D Knipe , won a Grade 3 at Cheltenham in November for Colin Tizzard and John & Heather Snook

ANYTHING WILL DO , bred by Miss Ann Twomey , winner of 4 of his first 5 starts over hurdles for Joseph O’Brien and the Annus Mirabilis Syndicate

FIRE ATTACK , bred by Longrove Stud , won a bumper at Limerick as a 4YO for Joseph O’Brien and Gigginstown House

❝ He's got gears this horse ❞ Assistant trainer Brendan Powell


TRUCKERS LODGE , bred by Mrs Ann Hogan , won a Beginners Chase at Chepstow before finishing second in the Welsh National-Gr.3 on his next start for Paul Nicholls and Gordon & Su Hall

WESTERN VICTORY , bred by Tim Conroy , won a Listed Mares Hurdle for Declan Queally and S O’Neill

CASTLEBAWN WEST , bred by Thomas Maher , winner of a Beginners Chase at Fairyhouse on New Year’s Day for Willie Mullins and Mrs R Boyd , Mrs M J Armstrong & J B Anderson MOYHENNA won a Graded Chase at Punchestown for Denis Hogan and owner/breeder Robert Hennelly from another Graded-winning daughter of Westerner in TIMEFORWEST , trained by Peter Fahey for the Sport Racing Club and bred by Peter Magnier & Ms Margaret Mullins

“ His jumping was very good. He had a high hurdles mark so hopefully he can go on from this. ” Jockey Mikey Fogarty

Stores in 2019 sold for €90,000 , €75,000 , €75,000 , €75,000 , €72,000 , €70,000 , €65,000 , €65,000 , €62,000 etc. while foals sold for up to €52,000


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