Bearstone Stud

Mattmu Has His First Winner At Redcar

Bearstone Stud's first-season sire Mattmu (GB) (by Indesatchel {Ire}) became the latest to get off the mark as Favourite Child (GB) captured Redcar's EBF Restricted Novice S. on Monday. Sent off at 8-1, the Karl Burke-trained filly who had been fourth on debut at Southwell Apr. 26 tracked the leaders early and after seizing the advantage with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining held on to score by a neck from Chief's Will (Ire) (Slade Power {Ire}). The winner is the last known foal out of the dam, who is a half-sister...

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Glass Slippers Returns in Temple S.

Multiple Group 1 winner Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead) will make her first start of 2021 in the G2 Casumo Temple S. at Haydock on May 22. A winner of the 2019 G1 Prix de l'Abbaye, the 5-year-old mare added the G1 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five S. at The Curragh last September and, second in the 2020 l'Abbaye, signed off with a win in the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint for owner/breeder Bearstone Stud and trainer Kevin Ryan. "The plan is to start her off in the Temple S. prior...

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Glass Slippers Makes History For Europe in the Turf Sprint

Bearstone Stud's Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead) became the first European invader to win the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, weaving her way through traffic to score a late-charging victory at Keeneland Saturday. Sent off at 10-1, the bay filly settled well slightly behind midpack as longshot Into Mystic (Into Mischief) took the field through an opening quarter in :21.26 while prompted by Bombard (War Front) and Texas Wedge (Colonel John). She inched closer along the rail on the turn and cut the corner into the straight and she was...

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Belardo's Lullaby Moon Powers To Miesque Triumph

Ralph Beckett trainee Lullaby Moon (GB) (Belardo {Ire) bagged two of her first three outings before hitting the board in Ayr's Sept. 19 G3 Firth of Clyde Fillies' S. and broke through for a first black-type success in Redcar's Oct. 3 Listed Two-Year-Old Trophy last time. Sent postward as the 11-10 odds for Saturday's G3 Prix Miesque at Chantilly, she overcame a troubled passage to justify favouritism and earn a career high in the seven-furlong contest. The eventual winner was swiftly into stride and on the lead early, but was...

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G1SW Firebreak Passes at 21

Hong Kong Group 1 winner Firebreak (GB) (Charnwood Forest {Ire}--Breakaway {GB}, by Song {GB}) was euthanised at Bearstone Stud on Monday. The 21-year-old, who stood his entire career at Bearstone, had been pensioned at the Market Drayton stud for the past two years. "It's a very sad day at Bearstone Stud, as we had to say goodbye to Firebreak," said Bearstone's Terry Holdcroft on Twitter. "We were very lucky that Sheikh Mohammed, who has always owned him, allowed us to stand him at Bearstone. We bred a Group 1 winner...

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