Space Traveller Retired To Ballyhane Stud

Space Traveller winning the Boomerang Mile | Racingfotos

Space Traveller (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}–Sky Crystal {Ger}, by Galileo {Ire}), successful in group events in England and Ireland and placed three times in Grade I company in North America, will enter stud in 2023 at Joe Foley's Ballyhane Stud, where he will serve mares at an introductory fee of €6,500.

Carrying the colours of Clipper Logistics and trained in Europe by Richard Fahey, Space Traveller was Group 3-placed as a juvenile before winning the G3 Jersey S. at Royal Ascot–defeating future multiple top-level scorer Space Blues (Ire)–and was a last-to-first winner of the G2 Boomerang Mile on Irish Champions weekend at Leopardstown as a three-year-old. Transferred to the American stable of Brendan Walsh in the summer of 2021, Space Traveller was a reliable performer at the top level between eight and nine furlongs, finishing runner-up in the GI Ricoh Woodbine Mile, an unlucky third in the GI Pegasus World Cup Turf in Florida and an equally luckless second in what became his final start in the GI F. E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita last March. He retires with five wins and seven minor placings from 25 starts for earnings approaching $750,000.

The highest rated son of Bated Breath, Space Traveller is out of a Galileo mare from the deep family of Crystal Music.

“We're delighted to welcome Space Traveller back to Ballyhane,” said Foley, who bought Space Traveller for 85,000gns at Tattersalls October in 2017. “He was a really good-looking yearling and has developed into a tremendously imposing individual. He gave us some great days on the racetrack and his Royal Ascot win was memorable as his acceleration that day was so impressive. By Bated Breath out of a Galileo mare who herself was out of a Kingmambo mare, he gives breeders some top class bloodlines to mate to.”


WATCH: Space Traveller defeats Space Blues in the 2019 Jersey S. at the Royal meeting



Dandy Man (Ire)–€15,000

Soldier's Call (GB)–€7,500

Space Traveller (GB)–€6,500

Sands of Mali (Fr)–€5,000

Elzaam (Aus)–€4,000

Prince of Lir (Ire)–€3,000

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