Bearstone Stud

Breeders' Cup Heroine Glass Slippers Foals Dubawi Colt

Three-time Group 1-winning sprinter Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead) produced her first foal, a colt by Darley's Dubawi (Ire), owner-breeder Bearstone Stud announced via Twitter on Tuesday. "We are pleased to announce our new arrival, a classy-looking colt by Dubawi out of our triple Group 1-winning mare Glass Slippers," the stud tweeted. The daughter of the winning Night Gypsy (GB) (Mind Games {GB}) excelled over minimum trips and won the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye, and G1 Flying Five S., in addition to her GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint score.

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Dream Ahead Tops Bearstone Roster

Dream Ahead anchors the 2023 Bearstone Stud roster and will stand for an unchanged fee of £7,500. He is the sire of 32 stakes winners (13 group) and four Group 1 winners worldwide led by GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint heroine Glass Slippers (GB). Joining the son of Diktat, as announced on Thursday, is Belardo (Ire) at £6,500. Washington DC (Ire) will command £3,000, down from £3,500 in 2022. Mattmu (GB)'s fee has been reduced an identical amount, and he is priced at £2,000.

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Belardo Moves To Bearstone Stud

Dual Group 1 winner Belardo (Ire) will move to Bearstone Stud in Shropshire for the 2023 breeding season. A former Darley stallion, he will stand for £6,500 next year. The son of Lope De Vega (Ire) already has eight stakes winners worldwide with six of them successful at group level. Isabella Giles (Ire) won the G2 Rockfel S. and G3 Prestige S., while both Bellabel (Ire) and Gold Phoenix (Ire) won graded races at Del Mar in California. The former was also second in the GI Del Mar Oaks and...

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Basement Trade Shows Solid Core at Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK -- "Trickledown" felt rather too contentious, given what was meanwhile happening to its proponents out there in the real world. In this environment, after all, the original label of "horse-and-sparrow economics" would always have conveyed the theory rather more intelligibly. Some alternative word was required on Friday, then, to describe how a rampant market at the front end of the Tattersalls October Sale was filtering somewhat more quietly into the base of the pyramid. In the end, the second half of Book 3--in which momentum reliably ebbs relative...

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Park Paddocks Buzzing Ahead of Somerville Sale

NEWMARKET, UK--There's no let-up in a sales calendar that becomes more packed every year, and the yearling action now switches to Newmarket, with the Tattersalls Somerville Sale sandwiched between last Friday's BBAG Yearling Sale in Germany, and a new French sale at Arqana this coming Thursday and Friday. This is in effect only the second year of the Somerville, a sale that grew out of the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale, which itself only existed for four years, having been moved to Newmarket during the first year of the pandemic. That...

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Freshman Sire Washington DC Off The Mark At Carlisle

Washington DC (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) became the latest European freshman sire off the mark when the Kevin Ryan-trained 2-year-old gelding Washington Heights (GB) notched a first winner for the Bearstone Stud resident in Wednesday's Scaleby Restricted Maiden S. over five furlongs at Carlisle. 1st-Carlisle, £10,000, Mdn, 6-22, 2yo, 5fT, 1:01.41, g/f. WASHINGTON HEIGHTS (GB) (g, 2, Washington DC {Ire}--Epping Rose {Ire}, by Kodiac {GB}), who ran fourth in his June 7 debut at Wetherby last time, broke smartly to lead from the outset here. Holding sway throughout, the 4-1 third...

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Glass Slippers In Foal To Dubawi

Triple Group 1-winning sprinter Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead) has been tested in foal to Dubawi (Ire) for her first mating, owner/breeder Bearstone Stud revealed on Twitter on Thursday. Trained by Kevin Ryan, Glass Slippers won three black-type races culminating in the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye at three. She added the G1 Flying Five S. the following season and, after missing by a neck to Wooded (Fr) in her l'Abbaye title defense, shipped to Keeneland to win the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. Glass Slippers finished third in three starts...

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Foals Keep Up Market Momentum at Tatts

by Chris McGrath NEWMARKET, UK -- The world certainly looks a different place from when these babies slithered into the straw. A less frightening one, thankfully, to many breeders, who have been relieved by a remarkable strength and depth in all levels of the market after the global economy absorbed the shock of Covid. So while the Tattersalls December Foal Sale opened in the customary low register, business on Wednesday unequivocally maintained the buoyant morale established in other sectors. Indeed, the clearance rate of 84% was a session record, and...

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Mattmu to Stand at Bearstone Stud For 2022

Group 2 winner Mattmu (GB) (Indesatchel {Ire}), who was born and raised at Bearstone Stud, will stand there for £2,500 (Oct. 1st SLF) in 2022. Successful in the G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte and G3 Phoenix Sprint, the bay was also third in the G1 Nunthorpe S. at York. From a select first crop of foals, Mattmu has a pair of winners from five runners, and one of his winners, Favourite Child (GB), ran second at listed level in France. Terry Holdcroft, owner of Bearstone Stud, commented, "Mattmu has impressed us...

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Dream Ahead on the Move to Bearstone Stud

Dream Ahead (Diktat {GB}), the sire of Breeder' Cup heroine Glass Slippers (GB), will move to Bearstone Stud in 2022. The sire of 32 black-type winners worldwide will command £7,500 (Oct. 1 SLF). A winner of five Group 1 races including the G1 July Cup and G1 Middle Park S., the 13-year-old first stood at Ballylinch Stud in Ireland in 2012 and later moved to Haras de Grandcamp in France in 2016. He also spent several seasons in Australia and has Group 2 winners Phobetor (Aus) and Shumookh (Aus) to...

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Breeders' Cup Winner Glass Slippers Retired

Breeders' Cup winner Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead--Night Gypsy {GB}, by Mind Games {GB}) has been retired from racing following her eighth-place finish in Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. The Bearstone Stud homebred, who was trained by Kevin Ryan, won the G3 Prix du Petit Couvert followed by the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye at three. In 2020, she added the G1 Flying Five S. in Ireland, ran second in another edition of the l'Abbaye,  and maintained that form Stateside with a half-length win in the GI Breeders' Cup Turf...

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King George For Glass Slippers

Bearstone Stud's Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead) is on track to make her first start since winning last year's GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint in Goodwood's G2 King George S. on July 30. The three-time Group 1 winner finished second in that race last year to Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), and is set to meet that champion sprinter again. Trainer Kevin Ryan said of Glass Slippers, "She's great and is heading for Goodwood now. She'll start her season down there." A winner of the 2019 G3 Prix du Petit...

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