French-trained sprinter Bouttemont (Ire), acquired by a syndicate headed by Kevin Blake and Jack Cantillon, will retire to Rathbarry Stud at the end of the season. A fee will be announced later.
Bouttemont will stand alongside his sire Acclamation (GB) at Rathbarry and will bid to enhance his stallion credentials in the Flying Five and Prix de l'Abbaye for trainer Yann Barberot and his new connections.
Paul Cashman of Rathbarry Stud commented, “We have followed Bouttemont's career with great interest with him being a son of Acclamation. He showed just how good he is in the Prix Hampton at Chantilly in June and we'll all be hoping he can repeat that level of form in the G1 Flying Five S. and the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye before he joins us.”
“He is a particularly good-looking horse that is strikingly similar to Acclamation and has the same wonderful temperament as him, so the case for him is a compelling one. We are delighted to partner with Jack and Kevin who are sure to bring a lot of energy and innovative thinking to the project. Acclamation has been an incredible sire for Rathbarry and our clients over the years, so we are sure that his son Bouttemont will be very warmly received here next year.”