Haras d'Etreham

High Fashion to High Stakes: Thierry Gillier's Desire to Breed a Champion

What better accompaniment to a global fashion business, Parisian hotel and fabulous art collection than a Thoroughbred stud farm? Nothing, right? This was apparently the conclusion reached by Thierry Gillier, the founder of the uber-cool Zadig & Voltaire label, whose appropriation of the nom de plume of the celebrated French writer for his fashion brand has now been extended to his own nom de course at Haras Voltaire.  Just last week, Gun Of Brixton (Fr) (Frankel {GB}) became the latest graduate of the Normandy farm to advertise this burgeoning breeding...

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Darley's French Stallions on the Move

The Darley stallions Victor Ludorum (GB) and Cloth Of Stars (Ire) will be standing at Haras d'Etreham and Haras de Montaigu respectively from 2025. Darley's French-based sires have long stood at Julian Ince's Haras du Logis in Louvieres in Auge, Normandy, but Ince has decided to concentrate his business on his own broodmare band and boarding mares for clients after more than a quarter of a century in the stallion game. He said, "Firstly, I would like to thank Sheikh Mohammed and the Darley team for all the help and...

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Arqana Online Pop-Up Sale to Offer Share in Hello Youmzain

A share in the Haras d'Etreham stallion Hello Youmzain (Fr) has been added to the Arqana Online Pop-Up Sale scheduled for Friday, July 12. The share gives the right to two coverings a year, an identical offering to the one that fetched €180,000 from Laurent Benoit, acting on behalf of Haras des Sablonnets, on the Arqana Online platform last month. Hello Youmzain was a high-class sprinter for the Kevin Ryan yard, notably winning the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup and G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. He stood his first season at Haras...

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Share in Hello Youmzain Added to Arqana Online Pop-Up Sale

A share in the Haras d'Etreham stallion Hello Youmzain (Fr) has been added to the Arqana Online Pop-Up Sale scheduled for Wednesday, June 26. Bidding on the lots, which also include a share in the Haras de Bonneval resident Zarak (Fr), will take place between 5-6pm local time, with registration for bidding already open on www.arqanaonline.com. Hello Youmzain was a high-class sprinter for the Kevin Ryan yard, notably winning the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup and G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. He stood his first season at Haras d'Etreham in 2021 and...

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Freshman Sire Persian King Off The Mark At Craon

Haras d'Etreham resident Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) became Europe's latest first-crop sire to get off the mark when his Joel Boisnard-trained daughter Out Of Africa (Fr) annexed Monday's €23,000 Prix Toyota, a 6 1/2-furlong newcomers' event, at Craon. 5th-Craon, €23,000, Mdn, 6-10, unraced 2yo, 6 1/2fT, 1:17.55, sf. OUT OF AFRICA (FR) (f, 2, Persian King {Ire}--Africaine {GB}, by Oasis Dream {GB}) broke smartly and raced prominently in a close-up second through the early fractions of this debut. Stoked up at the top of the straight, the 19-5 favourite...

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First Winner For Hello Youmzain At Chantilly

Haras d'Etreham's first-season sire Hello Youmzain (Fr) (by Kodiac {GB}) was off the mark on Tuesday as his daughter Allee De Bercy (Fr) scored on debut in Chantilly's five-furlong Prix de la Mere Marie. Sent off at 16-1, the Alessandro and Giuseppe Botti trainee raced behind the leading pair early for Ioritz Mendizabal before finding her way to the front inside the last 150 metres. Driven out from there, she recorded a short-neck success from Cendre (GB) (Goken {Fr}). The winner is so far the only foal out of a...

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First Mare In Foal For Onesto

Frankel (GB)'s Onesto (Ire), who is standing his first year at stud at Haras d'Etreham, has his first mare in foal, Private Lounge (GB) (Toronado {Ire}), the stud announced on Friday. In addition, the horse is now fully syndicated, with all 20 shares offered taken by breeders. "We are delighted to announce that the first mare covered by Onesto has been confirmed in foal," the stud said in a statement. Some of the mares booked into the G1 Grand Prix de Paris winner are group winner and multiple Group 1-placed ...

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On Paper, On Course, Onesto Had Plenty in his Favour

Blood will out, so they say, and in the case of Onesto (Ire) this is certainly true. The most cursory glance at his pedigree gives you two of the most talked about and revered racehorses of the modern era - his sire Frankel (GB) and broodmare sire Sea The Stars (Ire). But it pretty much goes without saying when it comes to Frankel's offspring that there's an awful lot more going on as you take a closer look at his page.  Bred by American-based Adam Bowden of Diamond Creek Farm,...

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Roster And Fees For Haras De La Tuilerie Announced

A five-strong roster, anchored by Masked Marvel (GB), will stand at Haras d'Etreham's jumping division, Haras de la Tuilerie, d'Etreham announced on Wednesday. Leading the Tuilerie roster, the son of Montjeu (Ire) is the sire of Grade 1 winners like Seljem (Fr). He is also responsible for recent G2 Prix Magalen Bryant winner Maskaya (Fr) among his 40 winners this year. His fee will remain at €12,500. Joining the son of Montjeu (Ire) is new recruit Pretty Tiger (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}), who will stand for €4,000 through a...

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Onesto Joins Etreham Roster at €12,500

The G1 Grand Prix de Paris winner Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) has been retired to Haras d'Etreham, where he will be introduced at a fee of €12,500. From the Juddmonte family which includes Hasili (GB) and her stallion sons Dansili (GB), Cacique (GB) and Champs Elysees (GB), Onesto was named a TDN Rising Star at two and was also placed in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Irish Champion S. He is in the process of being syndicated. Next season, the Etreham sires Persian King (Ire) and Hello Youmzain...

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One Last Dance for Consistent Onesto in Breeders' Cup Turf

ARCADIA, USA--Whisper it, and a few people have been doing so since the huddle started growing at Clockers' Corner over the last few mornings, but Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) should not be overlooked in a potentially red-hot running of the GI Breeders' Cup Turf on Saturday.  On Monday morning his trainer Fabrice Chappet was one of the few to be found trackside just before sun up at Santa Anita. Though he is fielding his first runner at the Breeders' Cup, he is no stranger to American racing, having worked for...

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Onesto Will Stand At Haras d'Etreham Upon Retirement in 2024

Group 1 winner Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}--Onshore {GB}, by Sea The Stars {Ire}), who is bound for the Breeders' Cup next month, will stand at Haras d'Etreham in 2024, the French stud announced on Tuesday. Bred by Diamond Creek Farm in Ireland, the Fabrice Chappet runner was a debut winner at Chantilly in September of his 2-year-old year and won the G2 Prix Greffulhe in his second start at three. Fifth in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club, he claimed the Grand Prix de Paris last July and the colt...

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