Golden Horde to Montfort et Preaux, as Roster Revealed

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Golden Horde | Haras de Montfort et Preaux

Group 1 winner Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}-Entreat [GB}, by Pivotal {GB}) will stand at Haras de Montfort et Preaux next year. The G1 Commonwealth Cup victor will command €10,000. Trained by Clive Cox, the chestnut also placed in the G1 July Cup and G1 Sprint Cup this term before retiring last month.

“He was a very productive 2-year-old who showed immense class from the start,” Cox said of his juvenile G2 Richmond S. hero, who also ran third in the G1 Prix Morny and second in the G1 Middle Park S. at two. “He thrived through the winter and with his first-time-out performance in the Commonwealth Cup he showed he was the best 3-year-old sprinter around. With every race he ran you were assured a consistent, top-class performance. He has a wonderful temperament and he has been an absolute joy to deal with on a daily basis.”

Added Montfort et Preaux Manager Mathieu Alex, “We are delighted to welcome this top-class sprinter and would like to thank his owner HH Sheikh Sultan Al Deen bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa and trainer Clive Cox for giving us this opportunity.

“At 117 [rating], he is the highest-rated 3-year-old sprinter in Europe. Moreover, Golden Horde is a beautiful looking horse: a great mover with size, scope and a lovely head. With the enhancements of the 2-year-old racing programme in France, as well as improved returns on French premiums for juvenile races, this is an opportune moment to stand a stallion who had both precocity and speed. We will do our very best to give him the best possible start at stud and will support him with nice mares for sure.”

Montfort et Preaux veteran Le Havre (Ire) (Noverre) enjoyed another excellent season with his progeny on the racecourse and his fee has been set at €40,000. His sophomore filly Wonderful Tonight (Fr) starred in both the G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares S. and the G1 Prix de Royallieu, while Le Havre also sired a further six black-type winners-four of them at group level. His GSW Normandy Bridge (Fr) was second in the G1 Criterium International, while Solsticia (Ire) was third in the G1 Prix Saint Alary.

Completing the roster is Recorder (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) at €4,000. The chestnut will have his first juveniles racing in 2021.

Added Alex, “With present times being difficult for many players within our industry, we want to help breeders as much as possible, which is why we have decided to reduce our fees for 2021.

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