Chapel Stud

DahlBury Named New Sponsor of G1 Coronation Cup

DahlBury was announced as the new sponsor for the 1 1/2-mile G1 Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on Ladies Day, June 3. The vision of owner/breeder Simon Davies, Chief Executive Officer of the global telecommunications firm Spectra Group (UK) Ltd., DahlBury's stallion roster is based at Chapel Stud in Worcestershire. Middle distance and staying horses for both the Flat and National Hunt are the focus of the stud, which stands Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), Walzertakt (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}), and Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}). Simon Davies said, "We are delighted...

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Chapel Stud Close at Heart

Nestled near the Malvern Hills in the west of England is Chapel Stud, a 70-acre stud farm owned and managed by Roisin Close. As well as offering services from boarding, sales preparation to breaking and pre-training the stud now boasts a dual-purpose stallion roster with new recruits Walzertakt (Ger) and Bangkok (Ire) joining the stud's three existing and established stallions, Planteur (Ire), Indian Haven (GB) and Hellvelyn (GB). Close formerly owned Bucklands Farm and Stud but when the business outgrew the facilities at that farm a move was needed. "Chapel...

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Chapel Stud to Offer 'Pick a Nom' Initiative

A new stallion nomination initiative, 'Pick a Nom', was launched by Chapel Stud on Thursday. The initiative applies to Chapel Stud stallions Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}), Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), and Walzertakt (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}). It offers from 10% to 50% discounts on the stallions' Standard Stud Fee (FFR) of £4,000 for Planteur, £3,000 for Bangkok, and £2,500 for Walzertakt. Chapel Stud is also offering a £300 travel voucher for mares traveling more than 200 miles to the stud. For more information, please visit the Chapel Stud website. There...

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Walzertakt To Stand At Chapel Stud

Walzertakt (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}), winner of the 2015 G2 Prix Maurice de Nieuil and G3 Prix Gladiateur for Gestut Aesculap and trainer Jean-Pierre Carvalho, moves to Chapel Stud to stand as a National Hunt sire in 2022 after four seasons at Haras de la Croix Sonnet in France. Chapel Stud Director Roisin Close said, "Walzertakt is a big, strong, good-looking horse, a very typical stamp of his sire Montjeu. His pedigree is rapidly turning into a German masterclass of breeding, full of champions and Group 1 winners of the highest...

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Bangkok Retired to Chapel Stud

Multiple group winner Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}--Tanaghum {GB}, by Darshaan {GB}) has been retired to Chapel Stud in the UK for 2022. A fee will be announced at a later date for the dual-purpose stallion. The bay, who was bred by Barronstown Stud, will stand at Chapel on behalf of owner/breeder Simon Davies. The deal was brokered by Billy Jackson-Stops of JS Bloodstock Consultancy. A 500,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling, Bangkok raced in the colours of King Power Racing. Trained by Andrew Balding, his best win was in the...

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Trueshan Wins The Goodwood Cup As Stradivarius Taken Out

A G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup without Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) meant that for the first time in five years it was heading elsewhere and Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) stepped forward to claim the title in the heavy conditions he relishes on Tuesday. As he proved when winning Ascot's G2 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup in October, the ground cannot be slow enough for the Alan King-trained 5-year-old and with the reigning champion taken out he traded as the 6-5 favourite. Always prominent under Hollie Doyle, the...

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Planteur Nomination Added To Steeplechase Prize

The winning owner and breeder of Saturday's 'The Planteur at Chapel Stud Steeple Chase' at Sandown will win a free nomination to Planteur (GB), who recently relocated from France to stand at Chapel Stud in Britain for £3,000. The nominations are gifted by Planteur's owner and breeder Simon Davies. "The aim is to get more high quality NH stallions standing in England and Planteur definitely meets that criteria, and has lots of exciting progeny coming through," Davies said. "By providing quality, hopefully it will encourage small and large breeders to...

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Planteur on the Move to Chapel Stud

Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}--Plante Rare {Ire}, by Giant's Causeway) will stand at Chapel Stud in Worcestershire as a National Hunt stallion in 2021. The former Marco Botti-trained bay will stand on behalf of owner/breeder Simon Davies with the deal brokered by Richard Venn Bloodstock. The 2011 G1 Prix Ganay victor who was also runner-up in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club, G1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris and two editions of the G1 Prix d'Isapahan previously stood in France at Haras de Bouquetot (2014-2018) and Haras du Grand Courgeon...

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Freshman Sire Pearl Secret Off the Mark at Musselburgh

Winless in two prior starts, John Dance's Disco Beats (GB) (Pearl Secret {GB}) nonetheless went postward at short odds for Wednesday's British Stallion Studs EBF Median Auction Maiden S. at Musselburgh and justified 6-5 favouritism to become the first winner for his Chapel Stud-based freshman sire (by Compton Place {GB}). 1st-Musselburgh, £6,400, Mdn, 7-1, 2yo, 5f 1yT, 1:00.09, gd. DISCO BEATS (GB) (c, 2, Pearl Secret {GB}--Indigo Beat {GB}, by Tamayuz {GB}) was winless in two prior outings, going postward here as the 6-5 favourite coming back off a June...

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