MG1SW Hello Youmzain Retired to Haras d'Etreham

Hello Youmzain settling in at Etreham | Haras d'Etreham

MG1SW Hello Youmzain (Fr) (Kodiac {GB}-Spasha {GB}, by Shamardal) has been retired and will take up stud duties at Haras d'Etreham in France. Etreham and Cambridge Stud purchased the bay for stallion duty last October, and he will shuttle to Brendan and Jo Lindsay's New Zealand property to fulfill Southern Hemisphere obligations in due course. Etreham and Cambridge joined forces to stand Hello Youmzain's new barnmate Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) in 2018. A fee for the Rabbah Bloodstock-bred will be announced later and his book will be capped at 140 mares.

“We are delighted to welcome Hello Youmzain and offer his services to French breeders,” said Nicolas de Chambure of Haras d'Etreham. “He presents a rare profile as no sprinter of this caliber has begun his stud career in France since Anabaa. He is a high-class individual with a strong physique and fantastic movement. He will be supported by a powerful syndicate and should attract mares from Ireland and England.”

Trained by Kevin Ryan, Hello Youmzain's juvenile season was highlighted with a debut score and two starts on a win in the G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, and he returned at three to claim the G2 Sandy Lane S. at Haydock last May. Third in the G1 Commonwealth Cup S. at Royal Ascot a month later, he earned his first Group 1 badge with a win in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup in September in his final start for owner Jaber Abdullah. Two starts later, the son of Spasha scored in the G1 Diamond Jubilee S. at Royal Ascot as a 4-year-old, and was also runner-up later this season in the G1 LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest. Hello Youmzain retires with a mark of 12-5-2-1 and $733,464 in earnings.

Said trainer Kevin Ryan, “He was a lovely horse to train, showed his class and ability at a very early stage and was such a sound horse all the way through his career. He had such a great temperament and proved to be very tough and genuine.”

Hello Youmzain is a half-brother to German/Italian highweight, MGSW-Ger, GSW-Ity, and G1 German Derby third Royal Youmzain (Fr) (Youmzain {Ire}); English SW Zuhoor Baynoona (Ire) (Elnadim); and the SP Saglawy (Fr) (Youmzain {Ire}). His second dam is a half-sister to G2 Hardwicke S. winner Sandmason (GB) (Grand Lodge), and SW & GSP Sardegna (GB) (Pharly {Fr}). This is also the family of Australian Group 1 winner Summer Passage (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}).

“Hello Youmzain will be an exciting addition to the Cambridge Stud stallion roster and the New Zealand breeding industry next year,” said Cambridge Stud CEO Henry Plumptre. “Cambridge Stud and Haras d'Etreham would like to thank Kevin Ryan and his team at Hambleton Lodge, including jockey Kevin Stott, for giving us an amazing highlight in the Diamond Jubilee at Ascot.”

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