Haras d'Etreham

Lions Ready To Roar At Arqana

Buyers at this weekend's Arqana August Yearling Sale will have the chance to get their hands on an extremely rare commodity when eight yearlings from the lone crop of 2018 Cartier Horse of the Year Roaring Lion go up for sale in Deauville. Qatar Racing's Roaring Lion was euthanized in August 2019 in New Zealand after suffering several bouts of colic. The grey had not long before finished covering a debut book at Tweenhills Stud in Britain that resulted in 90 registered foals. David Redvers, racing manager to Qatar Racing...

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Lope de Vega's New Science Gets Up at Ascot

Godolphin's €260,000 Arqana Select yearling New Science (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) backed up a May 28 debut success going a shade over seven furlongs at Great Yarmouth with a seventh-of-10 effort when contesting a stellar renewal of Royal Ascot's June 19 Listed Chesham S. last time. He was sent postward with crowd support for Saturday's Listed Pat Eddery S. tackling the Berkshire venue's same seven-furlong strip and delivered a game display to register a career high. Steadied to settle off the pace in fifth until taking closer order approaching...

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Haras d'Etreham Expands, Adds Pre-training and Spelling Farm Haras du Bois

Haras du Bois, a breaking-in, pre-training, and spelling facility, has been acquired by Haras d'Etreham, the stud announced on Thursday. Located 30 minutes from Deauville in the direction of Caen, Haras du Bois has three barns with almost 40 stalls, three lunging rings, a horse-walker, a six-furlong all-weather track, a five-furlong straight sand track and 40 hectares of paddocks and fields surrounded by several forest tracks. Breaking and pre-training specialists Laura Vanska and Nicolas Leroch, will be responsible for Haras du Bois. Vanska, a 2015 Godolphin Flying Start graduate, holds...

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Freshman Sire Almanzor Off The Mark At Chantilly

Haras d'Etreham-based Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) became the latest European freshman sire off the mark when Francis-Henri Graffard trainee Faro de San Juan (Ire) notched a debut win in Chantilly's Prix du Soleil de Bretagne. Prominent throughout, the 160,000gns Tattersalls December foal and 13-10 favourite ran on well in the closing stages of the 5 1/2-furlong newcomers' test to score by a half length from Perfect Colour (GB) (Ultra {Ire}). 2nd-Chantilly, €27,000, Mdn, 4-26, unraced 2yo, 5 1/2fT, 1:04.74, gd. FARO DE SAN JUAN (IRE) (c, 2, Almanzor {Fr}--Fixette...

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SF Backing Young French Sires

SF Bloodstock is one of the largest and most successful investors in stallions in the Thoroughbred business worldwide. So when SF throws it support behind a young sire, it's worth taking notice. SF owns stallions in the U.S., Australia and Europe, and this year the group will find out if its backing of the 2016 champion 3-year-old Almanzor (Fr) will bear fruit, with that three-time Group 1 winner soon set to be represented by his first runners. Meanwhile, SF has continued its patronage of the French breeding business, and in...

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Classic Winner Latrobe Has First Mares In Foal

Latrobe (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), a winner of the G1 Irish Derby, has his first mares scanned in foal, Haras d'Etreham announced on Monday. The listed winner and Grade 2-placed Oklahoma Seven (Fr) (Saint des Saints) and Singuna (Ger) (Black Sam Bellamy {Ire}), a half-sister to stakes winner Sarabia (Ger) (One Cool Cat), were both found to be in foal. Also a winner of the G1 Irish St leger, the dark bay stands at Haras de la Tuilerie, the National Hunt branch of Haras d'Etreham, for €4,000.

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Trio of Mares In Foal to Persian King

Three-time Group 1 winner Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) has enjoyed a good start to his initial covering season, as the first three mares he bred have been pronounced in foal, Haras d'Etreham announced on Tuesday. Among the threesome are listed winner Cap Verite (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) and Elodie (GB) (Dansili {GB}). The latter is a full-sister to champions We Are (Ire) and With You (GB). The son of Kingman's fee is set at €30,000 for 2021. Limited to 140 mares, the G1 French 2000 Guineas victor will also...

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Almanzors Draw Accolades Down Under

Breeders and buyers anticipating the upcoming first 2-year-olds by Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) in Europe were provided a boost in recent weeks at the sales in Australia and New Zealand, where the triple Group 1 winner's first Southern Hemisphere yearlings were warmly received. After his three yearlings sold at Magic Millions averaged A$506,666 with a top price of A$800,000, Almanzor went on to be leading first-season sire at Karaka Book 1 with 43 sold for an average of NZ$190,698. Almanzor, who is based at his birthplace Haras d'Etreham in...

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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

It has been a year of change at Haras d'Etreham. In August it was announced that the farm's flagship stallion Wootton Bassett (GB) had been sold to Coolmore. The dominant Irish operation was wise to catch a rising tide but it is Etreham, and in particular Nicolas de Chambure, who must be credited with establishing the increasingly popular stallion.  If we accept the conservative estimate that only one in ten stallions really make it, then it is clear that finding Wootton Bassett's replacement will be no easy task. Perhaps Etreham...

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Etreham Buys Into Wonderful Moon

Haras d'Etreham, which recently welcomed Group 1 winners Hello Youmzain (Ire) and Persian King (GB) to its roster after the sale of Wootton Bassett to Coolmore this year, has bought into another stallion prospect in top German 3-year-old Wonderful Moon (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}). Wonderful Moon will race at four under the partnership of Etreham and the horse's original owners Stall Wasserfreunde with trainer Henk Grewe. Wonderful Moon announced himself as a top-class prospect when winning last year's G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen by 12 lengths. He built on that...

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Almanzor Leads Haras d'Etreham 2021 Roster

Champion and MG1SW Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), who will have his first 2-year-olds in 2021, leads the Haras d'Etreham roster at €30,000, the French stud announced on Sunday. Also a shuttle stallion to Cambridge Stud in the Southern Hemisphere, a 1/50th share in the Cartier champion 3-year-old colt of 2016 was bought for €310,000 at the Arqana Online Sale this past Wednesday and his yearlings have been well received, selling for up to €280,000. Joining him at €30,000 is  Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}-Pretty Please {Ire}, by Dylan Thomas...

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Latrobe Joins Etreham Jumps Roster

Latrobe (Ire) (Camelot {GB}-Question Times {GB}, by Shamardal), winner of the 2018 G1 Irish Derby for trainer Joseph O'Brien, will join Haras d'Etreham's roster of jumps stallions at Haras de la Tuilerie for 2021. After his Irish Derby win Latrobe would go on to be second in the G1 Irish St Leger and the G1 Mackinnon S. in Australia that season. He was a consistent pattern race performer in Europe last year at four, winning the G3 Ballyroan S. and placing in the G3 Alleged S. and G2 Curragh Cup....

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