Irish National Stud

Irish National Stud Announces Decorated Knight Incentive

The Irish National Stud announced breeders using Decorated Knight (GB) (Galileo {Ire}--Pearling, by Storm Cat) in 2021 will be entitled to a bonus nomination for the 2022 season. Decorated Knight will stand for €7,500 (Oct. 1 Terms). The G1 QIPCO Irish Champion S. winner will be represented by his first runners in 2021. The stallion's dam Pearling, a daughter of GSW Mariah's Storm (Rahy), is a full-sister to European champion 3-year-old and leading sire Giant's Causeway and You'resothrilling, dam of Irish champion 2-year-old and 3-year-old champion Miler in Europe Gleneagles...

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Equiano: New And Proven

The dual Group 1-winning sprinter Equiano (Fr) has moved from Newsells Park Stud in England to the Irish National Stud. The stud's director of sales Gary Swift discusses the sire of Group/Grade 1 winners The Tin Man (GB) and Belvoir Bay (GB) while Patrick Diamond provides an update on the INS Mare Syndicate.  TDN: Gary, you have a new stallion in Equiano, but he's a proven sire compared to the majority of new stallions in Ireland. Why was he of interest to the Irish National Stud? GS: Well firstly Equiano...

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INS Launches 2021 Mare Syndicate

The Irish National Stud has launched its latest Mare Syndicate, allowing investors to breed, own and sell premium bloodstock through the purchase of four mares at capped costs. INS Mare Syndicate shareholders have sold foals and yearlings for €330,000 and €120,000 within the last 12 months, and have foals by the likes of Night Of Thunder (Ire), Exceed and Excel (Aus), Expert Eye (GB), Zoustar (Aus) and Starspangledbanner (Aus) headed to the sales in the coming weeks. The Irish National Stud's Patrick Diamond said, "we have received a great reaction...

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TFRI Site Launched to Promote Racing

Together for Racing International (TfRI)-- a global alliance to promote and progress education, community engagement, and career opportunities in the Thoroughbred industry-has launched. TfRI is a product of a 2019 education forum--hosted by Godolphin in Newmarket, U.K.--uniting Thoroughbred breeding, racing, and education professionals from six countries who addressed challenges to inclusion, attracting newcomers, supporting education, and workforce enrichment. "There is such a vast array of positive initiatives happening in the horse racing industry around the world," said Annise Montplaisir, TfRI Project Manager. "But awareness is key, and unless we publicize...

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Breeding Rights in Equiano Available

Equiano (Fr) (Acclamation {GB}), who is new to the Irish National Stud, will have breeding right options available for breeders, the County Kildare stud announced on Monday. Already the sire of Group 1 winners Equilateral (GB) and Belvoir Bay (GB), the 15-year-old is the sire of 29 stakes horses and will stand for €3,000 in 2021. "Proven horses at this kind of fee are rare," said Irish National Stud Director of Sales Gary Swift. "We have also put an "Equiano Breeding Right" option together for breeders which further underlines his...

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Invincible Spirit To Stand For €80,000

Invincible Spirit (Ire), who was this year represented by new Group 1 winners Nazeef (Ire) and Digital Age (Ire), once again leads the stallion roster at the Irish National Stud and will be priced at €80,000 in 2021. The 23-year-old is down from €100,000 this year, with the entire roster at the Kildare nursery taking fee cuts in the midst of a difficult economic climate. Invincible Spirit's eight stakes winners in 2020 were led by the aforementioned Nazeef, winner of the G1 Falmouth S. and G1 Sun Chariot S. as...

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New INS Students Announced for 2021

The students for the 2021 Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Management course have been revealed, with 24 students representing seven countries set to take part. The class begins at the County Kildare stud in January 2021. The students are as follows: Patrick Campion (USA), Shea Connolly (Ireland), Marianne Gay (France), Hortense Huet (France), Suzanne Hyland (Ireland), Sarah Kelly (Ireland), Eathan Leonard (Ireland), Conor Mahon (Ireland), Olivia Marnane (Ireland), Hannah Moriarty (USA), Alexis Navet (France), Mairead O'Riordan (Ireland), George Prince (UK), Lauren Robinson (Ireland), Mehdi Saci (France), Jake Scott Campbell (Ireland),...

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Equiano To Join Irish National Stud

Dual Royal Ascot-winning sprinter Equiano (Fr) will move from Britain to stand at the Irish National Stud in 2021. The 15-year-old son of Acclamation (GB) has spent 10 seasons at Newsells Park Stud, during which time he has sired treble Group 1 winner The Tin Man (GB) and GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint victrix Belvoir Bay (GB) among 17 stakes winners. Irish National Stud CEO Cathal Beale said, "We are delighted to offer Equiano to the Irish market at a time when solid, proven speed influences are ever more valued...

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The Next Generation with Shayna Tiller

  The TDN has partnered with Amplify Horse Racing to present "The Next Generation," an ongoing video series featuring young people who were not born into the Thoroughbred business, but are now excelling within the industry. Growing up next to Laurel Park, 24-year-old Shayna Tiller always felt a strong attraction to horse racing. But it wasn't until she was in college that she decided to pursue a career in the industry. On a whim, she applied for an internship with the Saratoga Special. After spending one summer at the Spa,...

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Invincible Spirit's Nazeef Prevails In Falmouth Thriller

Confirming her upward trajectory, Shadwell's Nazeef (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) had her determined head down where it counted to come out on top of a three-way go in Friday's G1 Tattersalls Falmouth S. at Newmarket. Looking all heart when successful in the G2 Duke of Cambridge S. over this mile trip at Royal Ascot June 16, the 9-2 shot was ideally placed by Jim Crowley in the slipstream of the 5-6 favourite Terebellum (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) throughout the early stages. Working her way past that stablemate in the...

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INS Holds Breeding Course Graduation

The 27 students of the Irish National Stud's 2020 breeding course graduated on Friday, with 15 receiving honours. The various awards distributed included The Irish Field "Blue Hen" Award to Hannah Faber; the John Durkan Award to Anna Fairbank; and the INS Jonathan Fitzpatrick Internship to Ines Goupil De Bouille. First place on the Veterinary Exam went to Hannah Airey; on the CEO Exam to Aaron Boland; on the Portfolio of Assignments to Constance Vincent; and on the Continuous Assessment to Sean Finnan. Charles Harris was awarded the Silver Medal...

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INS Stallion's Summer Series Announced

The Irish EBF and the Irish National Stud will be joint sponsors of four 2-year-old fillies' maidens this summer, the stud announced on Tuesday. The INS Stallion's Summer Series will give the winning breeder a free nomination for the 2021 season to the stallion named in each race in addition to the prizemoney allocation. The June 20 'Free Eagle' Irish EBF Fillies' Maiden will be held at Naas, followed by the 'Phoenix of Spain' Irish EBF Fillies' Maiden at The Curragh on June 26, the July 3 'National Defense' Irish...

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