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FLAG OF HONOUR
LOPE Y FERNANDEZ NEW FOR 2022
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DIRECTOR’S WELCOME Finding our feet again Without doubt, 2020 was a year that none of us will ever forget. 2021 has been a year of tentatively resuming normal service, each of us having come through the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic with a slightly different perspective to the one we had before. The nature of caring for bloodstock has meant that throughout the events of the past 18 months, the day-to-day work on a stud farm at least has remained largely normal, with the horses’ wellbeing at the centre of everything we do. The ability of our fantastic team of staff and students to carry on regardless and maintain our scrupulously high standards with all that has been going on in the world has made me immensely proud.
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It has been a year of fresh starts in many ways, with the arrival of the first foals by three-time Group 1 winning sprinter ADVERTISE and Group 1 Classic winner FLAG OF HONOUR. With support from some of Europe’s leading breeders, both stallions covered high-class books of mares and had every chance to impress with their first foals. ADVERTISE has passed on all his strength and quality to his progeny, whilst FLAG OF HONOUR’S foals are exuding all their sire’s incredible athleticism – both giving us plenty to look forward to in the coming years. It has been a hugely exciting year for our other stallions also. We were delighted with how the first foals by Group 2 winning sprinter RAJASINGHE were received in the sale ring late last year, and as a result he covered another quality book of mares again this year. With other sons of CHOISIR such as STARSPANGLEDBANNER having great success on the track this year (FLOTUS, CASTLE STAR etc.), we eagerly await RAJASINGHE’S first runners in 2022. This year also marked a very exciting period in the careers of both ACLAIM and TIME TEST, with their highly anticipated first runners hitting the track. ACLAIM flew out of the gates with a subsequent Gr.1 placed filly in CACHET who provided his first runner at Royal Ascot, and has continued to impress with two further stakes horses since then. As I write he is 2nd in the First Season Sires list for winners to runners, and with large crops to come it is safe to say we are excited about his career going forward. We have been blown away by the success of TIME TEST, with five Stakes performers including a Group 1 place getter (SUNSET SHIRAZ), two Group 3 winners (ROMANTIC TIME and ROCCHIGIANI) and Listed winner TARDIS to date. With this early success coming from his second smallest book of mares and having this year covered his biggest book to date, it is fair to say we are excited about what the future holds for him. In addition, as I write TIME TEST is covering his second consecutive full book of mares at Little Avondale Stud in New Zealand. His first Southern Hemisphere runners will be hitting the track any time now and are as highly anticipated there as they have been here. The success of both stallions is entirely down to the breeders who have supported them over the past four years, and I am thrilled to now see our loyal friends and clients reaping the rewards.
We are delighted by the addition of European Champion 3yo Sprinter LOPE Y FERNANDEZ to our roster this year, who we are standing along with our partners Whitsbury Manor Stud, Nick Bradley and Coolmore Stud. He is a multiple Gr.1 and Classic placed son of LOPE DE VEGA who consistently performed at the highest level for three seasons between 6 furlongs and a mile, and we think he offers yet another great option to breeders looking for a top level performer at excellent value. 2021 saw the largest group to date on the National Stud Diploma in Stud Practice and Management. 26 students from across the UK and Europe joined us in mid-January and graduated at the end of June, and I’m delighted to say that all of them have now secured positions within the industry or moved onto further education opportunities. We also hosted the Evening Lecture Programme online for the first time this year which has been extremely well received, and we are planning to expand our digital offering further over the coming months. 13 students completed the TBA’s Entry to Stud Employment programme in 2021, and the majority have remained with their placement farms. The delivery of the E2SE has been re-structured this year to include a Level 1 Diploma in Work-based Thoroughbred Care, tailored for students who have never worked with horses in any capacity. The pilot course went extremely well with 4 new recruits completing their qualification and moving into the workplace. 15 students are currently on the Level 2 programme which runs from October – December. As mentioned earlier I am so proud of the resilience of the team here at the Stud during the events of the past two years, but I have also been overwhelmed by the level of unwavering support from breeders in such difficult times. Whilst always extremely grateful to all of our clients, it has really highlighted to me just how loyal a group of breeders we are fortunate enough to work with. I wish you all the very best for a successful year ahead in 2022.
Tim Lane STUD DIRECTOR
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ACLAIM 2022 Stud Fee:
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TO STUD 2018
Bay, 15.3hh, 2013 | Acclamation ex Aris (Danroad)
£6,000 live foal
The most individual 2yo winners of any
British based first season sire in 2021
RACE RECORD AS A 4YO
Impressive first crop includes:
Prix de la Forêt Gr.1, Chantilly, 7f - defeating the winners of 16 Group races
CACHET (3rd Gr.1 Fillies’ Mile, 4th Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, 2nd Gr.2 Rockfel Stakes)
Park Stakes Gr.2, Doncaster, 7f
Prix Maurice de Gheest Gr.1, Deauville, 6.5f - defeating CARAVAGGIO
JACINDA (dual winner over 6f in France and 2nd in Gr.2 Premio Dormello)
Challenge Stakes Gr.2, Newmarket, 7f
Dubai Duty Free Cup Listed, Newbury, 7f
BEAUTIFUL BLACK (winner over 6f and 3rd in Listed Criterium Varesino)
Stella Artois Handicap, Ascot, 1m
Rossdales Handicap, Newmarket, 6f
Lacken Stakes Gr.3, Naas, 6f
Consistently popular, covering over
400 mares in his first four books large numbers still to run
Progeny in 2021 sold for up to 150,000gns,
€100,000, 60,000gns, £57,000, etc.
Nominations 01638 675929
Tim Lane 07738 496141
AS A 3YO
AS A 2YO 1st
Maiden Stakes, Kempton, 6f
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SIRE OF STAKES PERFORMERS CACHET, JACINDA AND BEAUTIFUL BLACK
“She’s got a very good mind... She’s run a massive race and is Group 1 placed. It’s a huge feather in her cap.” GEORGE BOUGHEY, TRAINER OF CACHET
Won British EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes, 6f, Newmarket 2nd Rockfel Stakes Gr.2, 7f, Newmarket 3rd Fillies’ Mile Gr.1, 8f, Newmarket 3rd Pat Eddery Stakes L., 7f, Ascot 3rd Empress Fillies’ Stakes L., 6f, Newmarket 4th Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Gr.1, 8f, Del Mar bred by Hyde Park Stud
ACCLAMATION (GB) (Bay 1999-Stud 2004). 6 wins-3 at 2-at 5f, 6f, Ascot Diadem S., Gr2. Sire of Aclaim, Dark Angel, Mehmas, Expert Eye, Marsha, Equiano, Lidari, Lilbourne Lad, Ventura Tormenta, Saayerr, Harbour Watch, Queen Catrine, Hitchens, Oh This is Us, Attendu, Absolutely So, Talwar, My Sister Nat, Angels Will Fall, Daban, Projection, Johnny Barnes, Alsindi etc.
1ST DAM Aris (IRE), won 1 race at 3 years and £13,517 and placed once viz. third in Flame of Tara Stakes, Curragh, L; dam of three winners from 4 runners and 6 foals of racing age viz ACLAIM (IRE) (2013 c. by Acclamation (GB)). ALLSO (IRE) (2016 f. by Slade Power (IRE)), won 1 race at 3 years in France and £14,456 and placed 3 times. ADDITIONAL (IRE) (2017 c. by Night of Thunder (IRE)), won 1 race at 3 years, 2020 and placed twice. Aimeric (GB) (2019 c. by Frankel (GB)), unraced to date.
2ND DAM CUMBRES (FR), unraced; dam of five winners from 8 runners and 10 foals of racing age including AGAIN (IRE) (f. by Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Joint Champion 2yr old filly in Ireland in 2008., won 4 races at 2 and 3 years and £422,281 including Irish One Thousand Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1, Moyglare Stud Stakes, Curragh, Gr.1, Debutante Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.2 and placed once viz. third in Matron Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.1; dam of winners DELPHINIA (IRE), 2 races at 2 and 3 years and £261,097 including River Eden Stakes, Lingfield, L and placed 5 times including second in British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, Prix de Royallieu, ParisLongchamp, Gr.1. INDIAN MAHARAJA (IRE), 2 races at 2 years and £35,326 including Canford Cliffs Stakes, Tipperary, L; sire Delano Roosevelt (IRE), 1 race at 2 years and £144,098 and placed 4 times including second in Beresford Stakes, Naas, Gr.2, Ballysax Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3, Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3. Arkadina (IRE) (f. by Danehill (USA)), won 1 race at 3 years and £24,039 and placed 3 times viz. second in Lenebane Stakes, Roscommon, L, third in Give Thanks Stakes, Cork, Gr.3, Hurry Harriet Stakes, Leopardstown, L; dam of winners. GUILTY TWELVE (USA), 4 races at 4 and 5 years in U.S.A. and £214,345 including Robert G Dick Memorial Stakes, Delaware Park, Gr.3 and placed twice. ILTEMAS (USA), 2 races at 3 and 4 years in France and £48,167 including Prix des Tourelles, Chantilly, L and placed 5 times including second in Prix Hubert Baguenault de Puchesse, Vichy, L, from only 9 starts. Aris (IRE) (f. by Danroad (AUS)), see above
3rd Premio Criterium Varesino L., 7.5f, Varese bred by Barry Walters
2nd Premio Dormello Gr.2, 8f, Capannelle 2nd Premio Criterium Varesino L., 7.5f, Varese bred by Jocelyn Targett
FLORIPEDES (FR), won 2 races at 3 years in France including Prix de Lutece, Longchamp, Gr.3; dam of four winners from 6 runners and 10 foals of racing age viz MONTJEU (IRE) Champion 3yr old colt in Europe in 1999. Head of The 1999 International 3yr old Classification. Top of The 2000 International 4YO+ Classification (long). Champion 3yr old in France & Ireland in 1999 (Long). Champion Older Male in Ireland in 2000 (Intermediate). Champion Older Male in France & GB in 2000 (Long)., won 11 races at 2 to 4 years at home and in France including King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, Prix du Jockey Club, Chantilly, Gr.1, Irish Derby, Curragh, Gr.1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Longchamp, Gr.1, Tattersalls Gold Cup, Curragh, Gr.1, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud, Gr.1 and placed twice; Successful sire. LE PAILLARD (IRE), won 5 races at 2 to 4 years in France including Prix Rene Bedel, Lyon-Parilly, L and placed 5 times including second in San Juan Capistrano Handicap, Santa Anita, Gr.1, fourth in Prix Maurice de Nieuil, M’-Laffitte, Gr.2; sire in New Zealand. Cuixmala (FR), unraced; dam of winners. Clizia (IRE), unraced; dam of GOLDREAM (GB), 7 races at 3 to 6 years at home and in France and £586,465 including Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp, Longchamp, Gr.1, King’s Stand Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.1 and placed 18 times; grandam of GALILEO GOLD (GB), 5 races at 2 and 3 years and £961,594 including The Two Thousand Guineas, Newmarket, Gr.1, St James’s Palace Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.1 and placed 4 times; sire.
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ADVERTISE 2022 Stud Fee:
TO STUD 2020
Bay, 16.2hh, 2016 | Showcasing ex Furbelow (Pivotal)
£25,000 1st October SLF
First yearlings 2022
One of the best Sprinters of his
AS A 3YO
generation – Gr.1 winner at two and dual Gr.1 winner at three in the UK, Ireland and France
The fastest ever winner of the Royal Ascot Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup
Exceptional first books of mares featured Gr.1 performers FOREVER IN DREAMS & FESTOSO, dams of Group 1 winners ACLAIM, MAAREK and DICK WHITTINGTON, and siblings to Gr.1 winners BATTAASH, ALICE SPRINGS and EVEN SO
Prix Maurice de Gheest, Gr.1, 6.5f, Deauville - comfortably defeating the older horses
British Champions Series Commonwealth Cup, Gr.1, 6f, Royal Ascot - defeating dual Gr.1 winner TEN SOVEREIGNS in the fastest time ever recorded for the race
July Cup Stakes, Gr.1, 6f, Newmarket
AS A 2YO 1st
Phoenix Stakes, Gr.1, 6f, Curragh - the first British trained winner of the race in over two decades
July Stakes, Gr.2, 6f, Newmarket
2yo Maiden Stakes, 2yo, 6f, Newbury
Dewhurst Stakes, Gr.1, 7f, Newmarket - close behind Champion 2yo TOO DARN HOT
Coventry Stakes, Gr.2, 6f, Royal Ascot
Nominations 01638 675929
Tim Lane 07738 496141
Amy Meade 07500 007545 | 01672 555 000
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FIRST FOALS 2021
SHOWCASING (GB) (Bay 2007-Stud 2011). 2 wins at 2, York Gimcrack S., Gr.2. Sire of Advertise, Quiet Reflection, Mohaather, Soldier’s Call, Play That Song, Prize Exhibit, Tropbeau, Tasleet, Showoroses, (My) Xpression, Alkumait, Bodhicitta, Projected, Showboy - Jade Fortune (H.K.), Toocoolforschool, Cylinder Beach, Conselice, Cappella Sansevero, etc.
ATTRACTIVE ‘21 Colt
1ST DAM FURBELOW (GB), won 1 race at 3 years, from only 3 starts; Own sister to RED DIADEM (GB); dam of two winners from 4 runners and 6 foals of racing age viz ADVERTISE (GB) (2016 c. by Showcasing (GB)). FLAVIUS TITUS (GB) (2015 g. by Lethal Force (IRE)), won 4 races at 2 to 4 years and £54,918 and placed 5 times. (2019 f. by Ulysses (IRE)).
ex GRAYLING (SEA THE STARS), from the family of Gr.1 winner SKY LANTERN and 2021 Gr.1 Falmouth Stakes winner SNOW LANTERN bred by Manton Park Racing
RED TIARA (USA), ran at 2 and 3 years; dam of seven winners from 10 runners and 12 foals of racing age including RED DIADEM (GB) (f. by Pivotal (GB)), won 4 races at 3 and 4 years in U.S.A. and £83,192 including Daisycutter Handicap, Del Mar, L and placed twice. Lee Ann W (USA), unraced; dam of Peruvian Boy (USA), 2 races at 2 and 4 years, 2021 in U.S.A. and £97,370 and placed 10 times including third in Arlington-Washington Futurity, Arlington Park, L, fourth in Saratoga Special Stakes, Saratoga, Gr.2. ADORN (GB), won 1 race at 2 years and £19,407, placed fourth in Cheveley Park Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1; dam of winners. SAAYERR (GB), 3 races at 2 years and £88,068 including Richmond Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.2 and placed 3 times including third in Chipchase Stakes, Newcastle, Gr.3. Ornate (GB), 10 races at 2 to 8 years, 2021 and £292,300 and placed 20 times including second in Flying Childers Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.2, Abernant Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3, third in King George Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.2-twice.
ex winning GALILEO mare FLIGHT TO FANCY, from the family of three-time Gr.1 winning Champion 3yo Filly SARAFINA bred by Waratah Thoroughbreds
HEART OF JOY (USA), won 10 races at 2 to 6 years at home and in U.S.A. including Palomar Handicap, Del Mar, Gr.2, Nell Gwyn Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3, Las Cienegas Handicap, Santa Anita, Gr.3, San Simeon Handicap, Santa Anita, Gr.3, Convenience Stakes, Hollywood Park, L, B Thoughtful Handicap, Santa Anita, L, B Thoughtful Stakes, Santa Anita, L and placed 14 times including second in Irish One Thousand Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1, Ramona Handicap, Del Mar, Gr.1, The One Thousand Guineas, Newmarket, Gr.1, Las Cienegas Handicap, Santa Anita, Gr.3, Virginia Stakes, Newcastle, L, third in Coronation Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.1, Hungerford Stakes, Newbury, Gr.3, Santa Anita Breeders’ Cup Handicap, Santa Anita, Gr.3, Monrovia Handicap, Santa Anita, Gr.3, Bayakoa Stakes, Del Mar, L, Sequoia Handicap, Hollywood Park, L; dam of five winners from 8 runners and 10 foals of racing age including MEINER LOVE (USA), won 5 races at 3 and 4 years in Japan including Centaur Stakes, Chukyo, L, Silk Road Stakes, Kyoto, L, Sprinters Stakes, Nakayama, L, placed second in Arlington Cup, Hanshin, L, Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes, Nakayama, L; sire in Japan. Vital Force (USA), won 3 races at 3 and 4 years in U.S.A. and £60,572 and placed 11 times including third in Free Spirits Handicap, Ruidoso Downs, L. MIRACLE WORKER (USA), won 1 race at 4 years in U.S.A. and placed 5 times; dam of winners. PEPPI KNOWS (USA), 14 races at 2 to 7 years in U.S.A. and £274,002 including Whirlaway Stakes, Aqueduct, L, Changing Times Stakes, Penn National, L and placed 12 times including second in Remsen Stakes, Aqueduct, Gr.2. Water Walker (USA), 2 races at 3 and 4 years in U.S.A. and £19,983 and placed 3 times including third in Thomas J Malley Stakes, Monmouth, L; dam of Chickasaw Bayou (USA), 3 races at 2 and 3 years in U.S.A. and £28,537 and placed 5 times including third in Louisiana Stallion Stakes (2YOf), Louisiana Downs, L. KRISTA (USA), 1 race at 3 years in U.S.A. and £22,636 and placed 5 times; dam of MACHERANO MANIA (USA) Horse of The Year in Panama in 2018. Champion Sprinter/Stayer, Imported 3yr old/Sprinter/Miler/Stayer in Panama in 2018., 10 races at 2 to 4 years in Panama including Clasico Francisco Arias Paredes y Alberto Arias Espinosa, Panama, L and placed 14 times.
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FLAG OF HONOUR 2022 Stud Fee:
TO STUD 2020
Bay, 16.0hh, 2016 | Galileo ex Hawala (Warning)
£2,500 live foal
First yearlings 2022
Gr.1 Classic winning son of GALILEO,
AS A 4YO
and brother to the Gr.1 producing, promising National Hunt sire AIR CHIEF MARSHAL
Four-time Group winner including the Gr.1 Classic Irish St Leger at three and the Gr.3 Eyrefield Stakes at two
Outstanding first books of mares featured a Listed winning sister to WALK IN THE PARK, a sister to Gr.2 winner VINTAGE CLOUDS and a sister to BRIAN BORU and SEA MOON
Nominations 01638 675929
Tim Lane 07738 496141
Tattersalls Gold Cup, Gr.1, 10.5f, Curragh - close behind 7 time Gr.1 winner MAGICAL
Mooresbridge Stakes, Gr.2, 10f, Curragh - defeating Gr.1 Classic winner LATROBE
Alleged Stakes, Gr.3, 10f, Naas
AS A 3YO 1st
Irish St. Leger, Gr.1 Classic, 14f, Curragh - comfortably defeating the older horses including two Gr.1 winners in LATROBE and TWILIGHT PAYMENT
Curragh Cup, Gr.2, 14f, Curragh - defeating the older horses including Gr.1 Melbourne Cup winner TWILIGHT PAYMENT
Irish St. Leger Trial Stakes, Gr.3, 14f, Curragh
Prix Noailles, Gr.3, 10.5f, Longchamp
AS A 2YO 1st
Eyrefield Stakes, Gr.3, 9f, Leopardstown
EBF Maiden, 7f, Naas
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PEDIGREE GALILEO (IRE) (Bay 1998-Stud 2002). 6 wins-1 at 2, The Derby, Gr.1. Champion Sire GB/Ire 11 times. Sire of Flag Of Honour, Frankel, Highland Reel, Cape Blanco, New Approach, Waldgeist, Igugu, Decorated Knight, Found, Australia, Rip Van Winkle, Capri, Soldier of Fortune, Ulysses, Magician, Mondialiste, Red Rocks, Adelaide, Nathaniel, Treasure Beach, Anthony Van Dyck, Intello, Ruler of the World etc.
“The Flag Of Honour foals that I have seen have plenty of size, are well made, and have quality about them. He was forward enough to win as a two year old, and is half-brother to some very useful two year olds, so they should come to hand quickly” JOHN HAYDON, BREEDER
FORWARD ‘21 Colt
ex dual winner SUPER COOKIE (Dylan Thomas) whose dam is a sister to multiple Gr.2 winning sire GOTHENBERG, from the family of Gr.1 winning sire FASCINATING ROCK bred by JR & EM Lloyd
‘21 Filly ex dual winner AMBER FLUSH (Sir Harry Lewis) from the family of Gr.2 Prix des Drags winner INDIEN BLEU bred by Mrs Rachel Rennie
HAWALA (IRE), won 1 race at 3 years and placed once; dam of twelve winners from 13 runners and 13 foals of racing age viz FLAG OF HONOUR (IRE) (2015 c. by Galileo (IRE)). AIR CHIEF MARSHAL (IRE) (2007 c. by Danehill Dancer (IRE)), won 3 races at 2 and 3 years and £153,724 including Minstrel Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3 and placed 5 times including second in Phoenix Stakes, Curragh, Gr.1, Round Tower Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3, third in Concorde Stakes, Tipperary, Gr.3, Marble Hill Stakes, Curragh, L, fourth in National Stakes, Curragh, Gr.1, Killavullan Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3; sire in France. SLIP DANCE (IRE) (2002 f. by Celtic Swing (GB)), won 5 races at 2 and 3 years and £164,413 including Flower of Scotland Stakes, Hamilton, L, Empress Stakes, Newmarket, L and placed 4 times including second in Sweet Solera Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3, Cecil Frail Stakes, Haydock, L, fourth in Nell Gwyn Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3, Henry Gee Stakes, Chester, L, Swordlestown Stud Sprint Stakes, Naas, L; dam of a winner. JANEY MUDDLES (IRE), 1 race at 2 years and £13,103 and placed once viz. fourth in Tetrarch Stakes, Curragh, L; dam of AWESOMETANK (GB), 5 races at 2 to 4 years and £275,699 including Conqueror Stakes, Goodwood, L, Distaff Stakes, Sandown, L and placed 5 times viz. second in Beverly D Stakes, Arlington Park, Gr.1, Princess Elizabeth Stakes, Epsom, Gr.3, Prix Bertrand de Tarragon, Longchamp, Gr.3, Atalanta Stakes, Sandown, Gr.3, fourth in Montrose Stakes, Newmarket, L. MISU BOND (IRE) (2003 c. by Danehill Dancer (IRE)), won 3 races at 2 and 3 years and £148,199 including European Free Handicap, Newmarket, L, 2YO Trophy, Redcar, L and placed once viz. third in Ballycorus Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3; sire. Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) (2009 g. by Danehill Dancer (IRE)), won 4 races at 2 to 8 years at home and in U.S.A. and £131,556 and placed 11 times including second in Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1, fourth in Mill Reef Stakes, Newbury, Gr.2, Cleves Stakes, Lingfield, L. HUNZA DANCER (IRE) (2008 f. by Danehill Dancer (IRE)), won 1 race at 3 years and placed 3 times; dam of a winner. Samothrace (FR) (f. by Iffraaj (GB)), 3 races at 2 and 3 years in France and £51,277 and placed twice viz. third in Prix Charles Laffitte, Compiegne, L, fourth in Prix Solitude, Saint-Cloud, L. Four Leaf Clover (IRE) (2016 f. by Galileo (IRE)), ran at 2 and 3 years.
HALAWA (IRE), won 1 race at 3 years in France and placed once; dam of five winners from 5 runners and 8 foals of racing age including AFAF (FR) (f. by Spectrum (IRE)), won 3 races at 2 to 4 years in France and £99,003 including Prix Fille de l’Air, Toulouse, Gr.3 and placed 6 times including second in Grand Prix de la Region Alsace, Strasbourg, L, third in Prix Petite Etoile, Saint-Cloud, L, fourth in Prix Andre Baboin, Bordeaux, Gr.3; dam of a winner. Zack Hope (GB), 16 races at 3 to 10 years in France and in Germany and £344,971 and placed 18 times including second in Prix Altipan, Saint-Cloud, L, third in Prix du Grand Camp, Lyon-Parilly, L. ZACK HALL (FR) (g. by Muhtathir (GB)), won 13 races at 3 to 8 years in France and in Switzerland and £300,813 including Grand Prix d’Avenches, Avenches, L, Prix Bedel, Lyon-Parilly, L, Grand Prix de Lyon, Lyon-Parilly, L, Prix Turenne, Saint-Cloud, L and placed 10 times including second in Prix d’Hedouville, Longchamp, Gr.3. Zack Dream (FR) (c. by Dream Well (FR)), won 1 race at 3 years in France and £31,064 and placed once viz. second in Prix du Lys, Longchamp, Gr.3; sire in Morocco. Hallaniya (IRE), unraced; dam of a winner. THEATRE BIRD (IRE), 2 races over hurdles at 5 years and £27,666 including IFG Mares Hurdle, Leopardstown, Gr.3 and placed twice. Maisie Presenting (IRE), unraced; dam of Lust for Glory (IRE), a NH flat race and 4 wins over jumps at 5 to 8 years, 2021 and £54,774 and placed 5 times including second in Ladbrokes Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, Newbury, L, third in Paddy’s Rewards Club Novices’ Handicap Chase, Sandown, L.
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LOPE Y FERNANDEZ 2022 Stud Fee:
TO STUD 2022
Bay, 16.0hh, 2017 | Lope De Vega ex Black Dahlia (Dansili)
£8,500 1st October SLF
EUROPEAN CHAMPION THREE-YEAR-OLD SPRINTER
RACE RECORD AS A 4YO
5 x Gr.1 placed from 6.5 furlongs to 1 mile Timeform rated 120 at 3 & 4 years Group winning 2yo over 6 furlongs €900,000 yearling purchase at Arqana By one of the world’s leading sires LOPE DE VEGA
Nominations 01638 675929
Tim Lane 07738 496141
Heritage Stakes, L., 8f, Leopardstown - by 5.5 lengths
Queen Anne Stakes, Gr.1, 8f, Royal Ascot - to Palace Pier
AS A 3YO 2nd
Prix Jean Prat, Gr.1, 7f, Deauville - to Pinatubo
Breeders’ Cup Mile, Gr.1, 8f, Keeneland
Irish 2,000 Guineas, Gr.1, 8f, Curragh - to Siskin
Prix Maurice de Gheest, Gr.1, 6.5f, Deauville
AS A 2YO 1st
Round Tower Stakes, Gr.3, 6f, Curragh
EBF Maiden, 7f, Curragh
Chesham Stakes, L., 6f, Royal Ascot - to Pinatubo
Vintage Stakes, Gr.2, 7f, Goodwood - to Pinatubo
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PEDIGREE LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) (Chestnut 2007-Stud 2011). 4 wins-2 at 2, Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1. Sire of Lope Y Fernandez, Santa Ana Lane, Belardo, Vega Magic, Newspaperofrecord, Gytrash, The Right Man, Vega One, Zabeel Prince, Aunt Pearl, Phoenix of Spain, Capla Temptress, Lucky Vega, Jemayel, Endless Drama, Very Special, Angel Power, Hero Look, Rodaballo, Duke of Hazzard, Spanish Reef, Manuela de Vega, etc.
1ST DAM Black Dahlia (GB), won 5 races at 3 and 4 years and £38,514 and placed 10 times including second in Ladybird Stakes, Kempton, L, fourth in Pipalong Stakes, Pontefract, L; dam of five winners from 5 runners and 5 foals of racing age viz DARK VISION (IRE) (2016 c. by Dream Ahead (USA)) Champion Older Male Miler in Germany in 2020., won 6 races at 2 and 4 years, 2020 at home and in Germany and £237,813 including Vintage Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.2, Oettingen Rennen, Baden-Baden, Gr.2, Pomfret Stakes, Pontefract, L and placed 4 times including fourth in Heron Stakes, Sandown, L. LOPE Y FERNANDEZ (IRE) (2017 c. by Lope de Vega (IRE)), subject stallion. Al Hayyah (IRE) (2013 f. by Lope de Vega (IRE)), won 2 races at 3 and 4 years in France and in U.S.A. and £88,494 and placed 10 times including second in Prix La Sorellina, La Teste, L, Prix Madame Jean Couturie, Vichy, L, third in Prix Occitanie, Toulouse, L, from only 14 starts. ANOTHER ECLIPSE (IRE) (2014 g. by Lope de Vega (IRE)), won 2 races at 3 and 4 years and £45,686 and placed 10 times. LIFFEY RIVER - RISE BRETHREN (H.K.) (FR) (2018 c. by Lope de Vega (IRE)), won 1 race at 2 years, 2020 and £32,069 and placed 3 times inc 2nd in Brittania Stakes, Royal Ascot, 2021 (2020 f. by Lope de Vega (IRE)). (2021 f. by Wootton Bassett (GB)).
2ND DAM SOUTH ROCK (GB), won 4 races at 3 years at home and in France including Prix de Saint-Cyr, Evry, L and placed 3 times; dam of five winners from 7 runners and 8 living foals of racing age inc Black Dahlia (GB) (f. by Dansili (GB)), see above. COLD TURKEY (GB), won 16 races at 3 to 10 years and £169,226 and placed 16 times. HALLING ROCK (GB), won 6 races at 2 to 4 years in Italy and £70,076 and placed 8 times. Polar Rock (GB), placed twice at 3 years; dam of winners. MONASHEE ROCK (IRE), 5 races at 3 to 6 years and £19,683 and placed 11 times; dam of a winner. IT’S NO PROBLEM (IRE), 2 races at 3 and 4 years and placed 3 times.
EUROPEAN CHAMPION THREE-YEAR-OLD SPRINTER NEW FOR 2022
SOUTH SHORE (GB), won 4 races at 3 years and placed once; dam of six winners from 9 runners and 10 foals of racing age inc SOUTH ROCK (GB), see above. LEONICA (GB), won 1 race at 3 years and placed 3 times, all her starts; dam of a winner. Rodrigo de Torres (GB), 7 races at 2 to 8 years and £85,973 and placed 8 times including third in King Charles II Stakes, Newmarket, L, fourth in Greenham Stakes, Newbury, Gr.3. Tidal Chorus (GB), ran twice at 3 years; dam of a winner. MAJESTIC DUBAWI (GB), 2 races at 2 years and £36,539 including Firth of Clyde Stakes, Ayr, Gr.3; dam of ISABELLA GILES (IRE), 4 races at 2 years, 2020 and £85,535 including Rockfel Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.2, Prestige Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.3 and placed once including third in Chartwell Stakes, Lingfield, Gr.3, fourth in Princess Margaret Stakes, Ascot, Gr.3, MAJESTIC COLT (IRE), 9 races at 3 to 6 years, 2021 in Germany and £105,028 including Silberne Peitsche, Cologne, Gr.3, Grosser Preis von Lotto Hamburg, Hamburg, Gr.3, and placed 7 times including second in Goldene Peitsche, Baden-Baden, Gr.3-twice.
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RAJASINGHE 2022 Stud Fee:
Bay, 15.3hh, 2015 | Choisir ex Bunditten (Soviet Star)
£3,000 1st October SLF
First 2yo’s 2022
Outstanding winner of the Gr.2 Coventry
AS A 2YO
Stakes at Royal Ascot in a record breaking time
First crop sold for 50,000gns, 46,000gns,
TO STUD 2019
37,000gns etc, and were purchased by leading buyers Redpender Stud, Rebel Racing and Larry Stratton
First books of mares featured multiple Black Type performers / producers including TOPATOO, GROOVEJET, CALIFORNIA LOVE, INSTRUCTRESS, LIFETIME ROMANCE, REBEL SURGE etc.
Nominations 01638 675929
Tim Lane 07738 496141
Coventry Stakes, Gr.2, 6f, Royal Ascot - in the fastest ever time recorded at Ascot defeating subsequent Classic winner ROMANISED and Gr.1 winner US NAVY FLAG
2yo Novice Stakes, 6f, Newcastle - by 4 lengths
Arqana July Stakes, Gr.2, 6f, Newmarket - close behind three-time Gr.1 winner U S NAVY FLAG
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PEDIGREE CHOISIR (AUS) (Chestnut 1999-Stud 2003). 7 wins-3 at 2, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Sire of Rajasinghe, Olympic Glory, Starspangledbanner, The Last Lion, The Mission, Obviously, Sacred Choice, Historian, Choice Bro, Japonisme, Divine Prophet, Kushadasi, Sir Moments, Dreamscape, Hurried Choice, Every Rose, Glory Awaits, Secret Weapon, Celtic Dancer, Stimulation, Hudoo Magic, Music Bay etc.
1ST DAM Bunditten (IRE), won 1 race at 2 years and £20,130 and placed once including third in National Stakes, Sandown, L, fourth in Queen Mary Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.2, Dragon Stakes, Sandown, L; dam of eight winners from 10 runners and 12 foals of racing age viz RAJASINGHE (IRE) (2015 c. by Choisir (AUS)). Kurland (IRE) (2013 f. by Kheleyf (USA)), won 1 race at 2 years and £19,307 and placed once including third in Roses Stakes, York, L, fourth in Queen Mary Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.2. BUNDESTAG (GB) (2007 g. by Dansili (GB)), won 4 races at 6, 7 and 8 years in U.S.A. and £77,681 and placed 15 times. STAR FIRE (GB) (2012 f. by Dark Angel (IRE)), won 4 races at 3 years and £20,550 and placed 4 times. STAR BREAKER (GB) (2010 g. by Teofilo (IRE)), won 2 races at 2 and 4 years at home and in Italy and £12,438 and placed 3 times including fourth in Dragon Stakes, Sandown, L. DUTUGAMUNU (IRE) (2017 g. by Ivawood (IRE)), won 2 races at 3 and 4 years, 2021 and placed twice. (2020 c. by Dark Angel (IRE)).
2ND DAM FELICITA (IRE), won 3 races at 2 years in France including Criterium de Vitesse, Chantilly, L, Criterium du Bequet, La Teste, L and placed 3 times including third in Prix Eclipse, Saint-Cloud, Gr.3; dam of four winners from 7 runners and 9 foals of racing age viz Bunditten (IRE) (f. by Soviet Star (USA)), see above. FACILITA (IRE), won 2 races at 2 and 3 years in France and £25,648 and placed twice; dam of a winner. Ficelle du Houley (FR), 5 races at 3 to 5 years, 2020 in France and £162,814 and placed 12 times including second in Premio Verziere, Milan, Gr.3, third in Prix Solitude, Saint-Cloud, L.
RECORD BREAKING ROYAL ASCOT GR.2 COVENTRY WINNER AT 2
ABERGWRLE, ran at 3 years; dam of six winners from 10 runners and 12 foals of racing age viz FELICITA (IRE), see above. Anemone Garden (IRE), won 2 races at 2 and 5 years at home and in U.S.A. and placed 3 times including second in Brownstown Stud Stakes, Leopardstown, L; dam of a winner. SUPER BUCKS (AUS), 3 races at 3 and 4 years in Australia and £13,251 and placed 3 times; dam of SUPER CASH (AUS), 6 races at 2 to 5 years in Australia and £679,005 including Rubiton Stakes, Melbourne, Gr.2-twice, Schillaci Stakes, Melbourne, Gr.2, Goodwood Racecourse Trophy Handicap, Melbourne, L and placed 7 times including second in Stradbroke Handicap, Brisbane, Gr.1, Cap d’Antibes Stakes, Melbourne, L, third in Tattersalls Tiara, Qld Tatt’s, Gr.1, Kevin Heffernan Stakes, Melbourne, Gr.3, Typhoon Tracy Stakes, Melbourne, Gr.3, Redelva Stakes, Adelaide, L, fourth in Goodwood Handicap, Adelaide, Gr.1, Thousand Guineas Prelude, Melbourne, Gr.2, GH Mumm Stakes, Melbourne, Gr.3, Golden Tycoon (AUS), 3 races at 2 to 4 years, 2020 in Australia and £77,637 and placed once viz. third in Rosebud Handicap, Sydney, L. ALLWIGHT THEN (IRE), won 2 races at 2 years and placed 5 times. IMCO DISPLAY (IRE), won 2 races at 2 and 3 years in Italy and placed 5 times. ERREUR (IRE), won 1 race at 3 years; dam of a winner. HILLBILLY BOY (IRE), 10 races at 2 to 6 years and £101,309 including Queensferry Stakes, Chester, L and placed 13 times.
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TIME TEST 2022 Stud Fee:
TO STUD 2018
Bay, 16.0hh, 2012 | Dubawi ex Passage Of Time (Dansili)
£15,000 1st October SLF
LEADING FIRST SEASON SIRE BY BLACK TYPE WINNERS
RACE RECORD AS A 5YO
Only DUBAWI, KODIAC and WOOTTON BASSETT have had more 2yo Stakes winners this season
Fourstardave Handicap, Gr.1, 8f, Saratoga - close behind three-time Gr.1 winner WORLD APPROVAL
Manhattan Stakes, Gr.1, 10f, Belmont
AS A 4YO
Yearlings sold for up to 400,000gns Largest crops still to come, having covered 380 mares in the last three seasons including 160 quality mares in 2021
Outstanding son of the great sire of sires
York Stakes, Gr.2, 10.5f, York - defeating dual Gr.1 winner MONDIALISTE
Brigadier Gerard Stakes, Gr.3, 10f, Sandown
British Champions Series Coral-Eclipse, Gr.1, 10f, Sandown - close behind dual Gr.1 winners THE GURKHA and HAWKBILL
AS A 3YO 1st
Joel Stakes, Gr.2, 8f, Newmarket - defeating three-time Gr.1 winner DECORATED KNIGHT
Tercentenary Stakes, Gr.3, 10f, Royal Ascot - breaking the track record time by 1.25 seconds
London Gold Cup, 3yo, 10f, Newbury
British Champions Series International Stakes, Gr.1, 10.5f, York
AS A 2YO 1st
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EBF Maiden Stakes, 2yo, 7f, Sandown
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PEDIGREE DUBAWI (IRE) (Bay 2002-Stud 2006). 5 wins-3 at 2, Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of Time Test, Night of Thunder, New Bay, Too Darn Hot, Ghaiyyath, Al Kazeem, Postponed, Prince Bishop, Makfi, Poet’s Voice, Akeed Mofeed, Arabian Queen, Monterosso, Benbatl, Luck or Design - Lucky Nine (H.K.), Old Persian, Coronet, Wuheida, The Revenant, Space Blues, Bateel, Journey, Red Dubawi, Nezwaah, Mubtaahij etc.
THE LEADING FIRST CROP SIRE BY BLACK TYPE WINNERS
1ST DAM PASSAGE OF TIME (GB), won 5 races at 2 to 4 years at home and in France and £318,746 including Criterium de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, Musidora Stakes, York, Gr.3, Steventon Stakes, Newbury, L, Montrose Stakes, Newmarket, L and placed 3 times including third in Nassau Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1, Prix Vermeille, Longchamp, Gr.1, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Stakes, Monmouth, Gr.1, fourth in Dahlia Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3; Own sister to FATHER TIME (GB), CONTINUUM (GB); dam of five winners from 7 runners and 8 foals of racing age viz TIME TEST (GB) (2012 c. by Dubawi (IRE)). TEMPUS (GB) (2016 g. by Kingman (GB)), won 4 races at 3 and 4 years, 2020 and £39,393 and placed once. RETIREMENT PLAN (GB) (2010 c. by Monsun (GER)), won 3 races at 3 and 4 years and £49,458 and placed once; at stud in Ireland. TIME CHASER (GB) (2014 f. by Dubawi (IRE)), won 3 races at 3 years and £21,838 and placed once, from only 5 starts. NATCHEZ TRACE (GB) (2017 g. by Invincible Spirit (IRE)), won 1 race, placed twice at 3 to 4 years. (2020 f. by Lope de Vega (IRE)).
The King’s Horses
ex Natty Bumppo (Kheleyf) Won Criterium Nazionale L., 6f, San Siro bred by W A Tinkler
ex Twizzell (Equiano) Won St Hugh’s Stakes, L., 5f, Newbury bred by Keyfan Bloodstock
CLEPSYDRA (GB), won 1 race at 3 years and placed 3 times, from only 6 starts; dam of nine winners from 12 runners and 15 foals of racing age including PASSAGE OF TIME (GB) (f. by Dansili (GB)), see above. TIMEPIECE (IRE) (f. by Zamindar (USA)), won 6 races at 2 to 4 years and £357,606 including Falmouth Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1 and placed 8 times including second in Prix Jean Romanet, Deauville, Gr.1, Nassau Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1, third in Prix Rothschild, Deauville, Gr.1, Prix Jean Romanet, Deauville, Gr.1, Middleton Stakes, York, Gr.2; dam of a winner. FATHER TIME (GB) (c. by Dansili (GB)), won 2 races at 2 and 3 years and £158,714 including King Edward VII Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.2 and placed 4 times viz. second in Fairway Stakes, Newmarket, L, third in Great Voltigeur Stakes, York, Gr.2, Derby Trial Stakes, Lingfield, Gr.3, fourth in The St Leger, Doncaster, Gr.1, from only 8 starts; sire in Chile. CONTINUUM (GB) (g. by Dansili (GB)), won 4 races at 4 to 11 years, 2020 and £57,338 including Silver Cup, York, L and placed 11 times.
ex Sunny Again (Shirocco) 3rd Moyglare Stud Stakes Gr.1, 7f, Curragh 2nd Debutante Stakes Gr.2, 7f, Curragh bred by Mount Coote Estates
ex Percy’s Romance (Sir Percy) Won Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes Gr.3, 6f, Salisbury bred by Wretham Stud
ex Ronja (El Corredor) Won Renate und Albrecht Woeste Zukunftsrennen, Gr.3, 7f, Baden-Baden bred by Dr T Grewe
QUANDARY (USA), won 3 races at 4 years including James Seymour Stakes, Newmarket, L and placed 3 times; dam of seven winners from 9 runners and 10 foals of racing age including DOUBLE CROSSED (GB), won 2 races at 3 years including Oaks Trial Stakes, Lingfield, L, from only 4 starts; dam of a winner. TWICE OVER (GB) Champion Older Male in Europe in 2010. Champion Older Male in Great Britain in 2009 (9½f-11f)., 12 races at 2 to 6 years at home, in France and in U.A.E. and £2,426,883 including International Stakes, York, Gr.1, Champion Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1-twice, Eclipse Stakes, Sandown, Gr.1 and placed 12 times including second in International Stakes, York, Gr.1; sire in South Africa. Tricked (GB), unraced; dam of Junius Brutus (FR), 3 races at 2 years at home and in France and £65,114 and placed 7 times including second in Sirenia Stakes, Kempton, Gr.3. SACRED SHIELD (GB), won 2 races at 3 years and £10,992 and placed 3 times; dam of winners. VIADERA (GB), 6 races at 2 to 4 years, 2020 at home and in U.S.A. and £301,975 including Matriarch Stakes, Del Mar, Gr.1, Noble Damsel Stakes, Belmont, Gr.3, Cairn Rouge Stakes, Killarney, L and placed twice including second in Anglesey Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3. CROSSED BATON (GB), 4 races at 2 to 4 years and £105,799 including Churchill Stakes, Lingfield, L and placed 3 times including second in Prix Eugene Adam, M’-Laffitte, Gr.2, Hampton Court Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.3.
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Our foaling boxes are purpose built to cater for mares and their new-born foals.
We welcome seasonal boarders visiting our own stallions or other Newmarket based stallions.
Horses resident with us on a permanent basis benefit from a preferential boarding rate and are cared for year round by our team of highly skilled stud staff.
BOARDING SERVICES Whatever the horse, our aims are simple: the highest possible standard of care and first class communication Our team work alongside some of the industry’s most well respected vets and farriers; making sure that you and your horse receive the best possible standard of care at every stage of the process. Regardless of whether your horse is resident with us on a permanent basis, or boarding for just a short period of time, you will be updated regularly and owners are always welcome to visit.
Mares are cared for 24 hours a day with a member of our experienced staff always on hand. Every foal is given a thorough new-born exam by our vets. After foaling we’ll send you a detailed foaling report, and photos of your new arrival taken during the first 48 hours after birth will follow. Please note: The National Stud will not accept mares for foaling unless they are fully up to date with EHV vaccinations.
Our vets are on site every day during the breeding season, so your mare is seen as and when she needs to be. When she’s ready to be covered we take care of booking transport and make sure that all of the necessary paperwork is in order.
The whole process is taken care of for you, from regular farrier and worming routines, to registrations and vaccinations.
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The importance of rest and recuperation for our equine athletes cannot be undervalued in the demanding environment of today’s racing industry, so it is no surprise that our spelling facilities continue to go from strength to strength.
The National Stud offers a leading thoroughbred sales consignment service, using decades of experience and a team of professionals committed to delivering results. Our consignment services are available throughout all major sales in the United Kingdom.
Since opening our doors to spellers in 2009 we have gained the support of an incredibly loyal group of owners and trainers who continue to entrust us with some of their stables’ highest profile residents. Equine superstars such as Covert Love, Shalaa, The Grey Gatsby, Sheikhzayedroad, Galileo Gold, Snow Fairy, Shea Shea and many, many more have all benefited from time spent in our speller barn.
Each year our sales consignment has featured consistently in the Top Consignor of Yearlings and Breeding Stock in the UK sales circuit. Throughout the process our team maintains the highest level of horsemanship and presentation as well as consistent oneto-one communication with our clients as we strive to obtain the best possible results for you and your horse.
As with all of our boarding facilities, we tailor our services to meet your needs. Our spelling yard can accommodate every individual’s requirements, providing cage, nursery or small paddock turnout, as well as walker and lunge ring exercise if needed. Vets from NEH, Rossdale & Partners and Baker McVeigh & Clements are on hand whenever we need them, and provide us with first class veterinary care and advice. We work alongside them and our experienced team of farriers so that every base is covered, all with the goal of returning your horse ready to train on.
Previous speller INTELLOGENT winning the Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat in Deauville
“During the last few years The National Stud have built up a successful consignment operation and we have been very happy with the professional way in which they have prepared and consigned animals for our clients.”
“Every time The National Stud have consigned horses for me they have been beautifully presented with professional staff, and the communication during the sale has been exceptional. A highly polished outfit.”
JAMES WIGAN, LONDON THOROUGHBRED SERVICES
CHARLIE WYATT, DUKES STUD
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EDUCATION The National Stud has been one of the world’s leading providers of Thoroughbred industry education for over 30 years. Starting with the Diploma in Stud Practice and Management in 1986, the Education programme has evolved over the years and now spans the full spectrum – from those with little or no experience with Thoroughbreds, to short courses and learning programmes for those already working at a senior level in the industry. All courses are tailored to provide learners with the industry knowledge and practical training required for a successful career in their chosen field.
The qualifications offered are accredited by the industry’s awarding body 1st4Sport. In addition to residential and short courses, we offer a range of qualifications which can be delivered and assessed in the workplace. The Education programme is generously funded by industry partners and charitable trusts including The Horserace Betting Levy Board The Thoroughbred Breeders Association The Racing Foundation The Wavertree Education Trust The Alborada Trust The EB Moller Trust
THE TBA ENTRY TO STUD EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME
THE NATIONAL STUD DIPLOMA
Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Thoroughbred Horse Care (Aug – Oct)
The National Stud Diploma in Stud Practice and Management
Tattersalls The Gerald Leigh Charitable Trust The Tim Dunlop Memorial Trust Watership Down Stud The John Pearce Foundation
CPD OPPORTUNITIES The Evening Lecture Programme
Stud Administration Course Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Horse Care (Breeding Option) (Oct – Dec)
For further information please visit our website or contact the Education Team. Phone 01638 663 464 Email email@example.com
Level 3 Certificate in Thoroughbred Stud Practice (Jan – Jun)
Level 4 Learning Programmes
“The National Stud E2SE course gave me the basic grounding to succeed in the Thoroughbred breeding industry and helped me get my placement at Cheveley Park Stud where I continue to learn every day. I’ve made many great friends for life and realised a dream. For anyone that is contemplating applying, do it.” CHRIS DAFFIN 2019 E2SE Graduate
“Before the course, I had never worked on a stud farm but came from a general horse background. I learnt pretty much everything there was to learn about stud work during the course. I was truly grateful to be a part of the experience and it is one of the best things I have done in my life by far.” SOPHIE MELLETT 2020 Diploma Graduate
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HERITAGE The National Stud was founded thanks to the foresight of William Hall Walker, who effectively initiated the inception of the Stud when he donated his bloodstock to the British government. The son of a wealthy brewer who himself continued to run the family business for over 20 years, Hall Walker was also a soldier, politician, amateur jockey and polo player, and had enjoyed considerable success as a breeder prior to gifting his stock to the government. Hall Walker was a member of The Jockey Club (elected in 1919), and after a lengthy political career he became Lord Wavertree in 1919.
With his idea initially having been dismissed, on the morning of 2nd December 1915 Hall Walker was at Tattersalls in London for the dispersal of his stock when he received a telegram stating that the British Government had agreed to his proposal and would buy the land in Ireland. He immediately withdrew his stock from the sale; a decision which founded the business that we still run today. Under its new ownership, and first Manager in Captain Henry Greer, the stud continued producing high class staying stock with great success.
Duchess of Cornwall meeting Time Test during her first official visit in May 2019
In October of 1915 Colonel Walker approached the British Government with a proposal designed to do something to remedy the country’s dangerous shortage of Thoroughbred stallions to breed cavalry remounts, as well as the stock to produce future champions of the turf. He put forward the idea that they should buy his 1100 acre estate in Tully, Ireland, and in return he would provide his bloodstock as a gift to the British nation. The idea was met with a lukewarm response, and was initially rejected. However, after influential figures with ties to both racing and politics rallied to persuade the government, it was decided to accept the proposal.
William Hall Walker
In 1963 the newly established Levy Board was tasked with running the Stud, and 500 acres in Newmarket was leased from The Jockey Club to become the new home of The National Stud. Peter Burrell is the longest standing director of the Stud to date and was responsible for the layout of the farm and yards as they still are to this day. HM The Queen officially opened our current site on 17th of April 1967.
1919 One of the most notable early successes was in breeding the great Blandford, foaled in 1919 out of Blanche. He ran only four times in his racing career and won the Prince of Wales’ Stakes, however it was his stud career in which Blandford made his mark. Three times Champion Sire he was one of the most important Classic sires of the 20th century, siring 11 Classic winners, and he remains one of only four stallions to have sired four Derby winners.
1973 Another significant moment in the Stud’s history came when Paul Mellon’s Derby winner Mill Reef was retired to The National Stud in 1973. Not only an incredible racehorse, Mill Reef went on to become one of the most influential sires of his time, and during his illustrious career at stud sired two Derby winners, Shirley Heights and Reference Point. Further milestones were to come in a more human form when for the first time, in the mid-1970s, public tours of the stud began, and a decade later the Stud’s first full-time training programs started.
1942 was another stand-out year in our history, when under the relatively new management of Peter Burrell, The National Stud was responsible for breeding the winners of four of that year’s Classics. Sun Chariot won the Fillies’ Triple Crown, and Big Game won the 2000 Guineas; a phenomenal achievement for one stud to achieve in the same year.
The land in Tully transferred to the ownership of the Irish government in 1943, at which time The National Stud moved its stock to Sandley Stud in Dorset, and a further stud at West Grinstead in Sussex.
2008 The most recent historical shift for The National Stud came in April of 2008, when the farm was acquired by The Jockey Club. As such the Stud derives significant benefit from the fact that The Jockey Club is governed by Royal Charter; its’ commercial operations act solely for the good of British horseracing and its patron is Her Majesty The Queen.
2018 In November 2018, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall was appointed as the first ever patron of The National Stud. Her first official visit was in May 2019, where she planted a tree to mark the re-opening of the newly refurbished Stallion Unit.
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TOURS The National Stud is the only Thoroughbred stud in the UK to open its doors to the general public, giving a unique insight into the world of Thoroughbred breeding.
Depending on the season and daily activities on the Stud, visitors can expect to see mares with their young foals in the paddocks, yearlings and stallions, all in the truly beautiful grounds of The National Stud. You will also hear about the history behind the Stud and an overview of the work that goes into producing the future champions of the racetrack from one of our highly knowledgeable guides. Our resident equine celebrities are firm favourites with all of our visitors. Retired Grade 1 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere is based at the stud, and Treacle the Shetland pony is always on hand near to the coffee shop to welcome you as you arrive. While you are with us you can visit our on-site coffee shop. It is open all year round and sells delicious cakes, sandwiches and hot food with many seasonal specialities to complement the daily menu.
“I was thrilled by how hands-on the tour was; we patted and were nuzzled by dozens of beautiful thoroughbreds and could see inside the covering sheds, stallion stables and barns. The tour was very efficiently planned - we were whisked around in a comfortable minibus, and even had time for a heavily subsidised lunch at the Stud Coffee Shop. If you love horses, you must do this tour. Fabulous value for money.”
TIGER086 “Our guide was perfect; knowledgeable very friendly, amusing and professional, and put across his story in an excellent manner. The tour is around 90 mins, and looks at the history and purpose of the National Stud. It’s almost an introduction to what happens and why, and you can stop there or explore in more depth with the other tours on offer. The on-site coffee shop is excellent too!”
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