Jack Cantillon

French Sprinter Bouttemont To Stand At Rathbarry Stud 

French-trained sprinter Bouttemont (Ire), acquired by a syndicate headed by Kevin Blake and Jack Cantillon, will retire to Rathbarry Stud at the end of the season. A fee will be announced later. Bouttemont will stand alongside his sire Acclamation (GB) at Rathbarry and will bid to enhance his stallion credentials in the Flying Five and Prix de l'Abbaye for trainer Yann Barberot and his new connections. Paul Cashman of Rathbarry Stud commented, "We have followed Bouttemont's career with great interest with him being a son of Acclamation. He showed just...

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Stallion News: Kevin Blake And Jack Cantillon Buy Smart Sprinter Bouttemont

Kevin Blake and Jack Cantillon have secured French sprinter Bouttemont (Ire), who they are targeting at a rare Group 1 double in the Flying Five and Prix de l'Abbaye, before standing the highly-rated son of Acclamation (GB) in Ireland.  Bouttemont will see out his career with current trainer Yann Barberot and will race in the colours of Syndicates.Racing, the successful ownership group which is headed by Cantillon.  A number of packages that include racing and breeding rights are available in the Group 3 winner with Blake describing the opportunity to...

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Fifty Stars Welcomes First Foals

Fifty Stars (Ire) (Sea the Stars (Ire)--Swizzle Stick (Ire), by Sadler's Wells) has welcomed his first foals as he starts his second season at Sunnyhill Stud in partnership with Jack Cantillon's Bloodstock Racing. The Group 1-winner did his best running in Australia but now stands in the northern hemisphere at the National Hunt stud. "I'm going to be looking everywhere I can to find more mares for Fifty Stars on the basis of his first foal out of Lady Breffni (Ire) (Yeats {Ire}). We bought Grade 2 winning Lady Breffni...

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First Mares Scanned In Foal By Fifty Stars

Group 1 winner Fifty Stars (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Aus}), who stands at Sunnyhill Stud in Ireland, has had his first mares scanned in foal. Some mares in foal to the half-brother to Leopardstown Grade 1 winner Whiskey Sour (Ire) (Jeremy) include Grade 2 Fairyhouse Festival winner Lady Breffni (Ire) (Yeats {Ire}), herself a half-sister to the dam of dual G3 Grand National winner Tiger Roll (Ire) (Authorized {Ire}); Moraine (GB) (Rainbow Quest), the dam of Wicklow Brave (GB) (Beat Hollow {GB}); Kerry and Munster National-winning Cabaret Queen (GB) (King's...

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Pair Of Queens Gives Syndicate A Strong Hand

There have been 28 runnings of the G1 Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and 10 of them have been won by Willie Mullins. The Festival's most successful trainer of all time even rode the first of his winners, Wither Or Which (Ire), and he trains five of the 15 declared runners for this year's race, which is the final contest of Wednesday's card. Of that quintet, the Cheveley Park Stud-owned favourite Sir Gerhard (Ire) (Jeremy) cost £400,000. Lower down the sales scale is the little mare Grangee (Fr) (Great Pretender...

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Far Above Retired to Compas Stallions

Group winner Far Above (Ire) (Farhh {GB}-Dorraar {Ire}, by Shamardal) has been retired to Compas Stallions. The James Tate trainee, acquired by Syndicates.Racing founder Jack Cantillon, will stand at Starfield Stud under Cantillon's Bloodstock.Racing banner in association with Michael Orlandi's Compas Stallions and Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum, who has retained an interest. Limited breeding rights are available and a fee will be announced at a later date. Bred by Mohamed Abdul Malik in Ireland, the 18,000gns Tattersalls October yearling blossomed into a 105,000gns 2-year-old at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up...

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Taking Stock: The Art of the Mating

Responding to the global coronavirus pandemic, people and organizations within this industry from around the world have stepped up to generate goodwill gestures every week it seems, whether it's owner-breeder Chuck Fipke offering no-fee breedings to his stallions, Finger Lakes HBPA and track management distributing $827,000 in the form of "stimulus checks" to local trainers and owners, or an Irish lawyer galvanizing interest in more than 350 housebound fans and industry participants in "The Art of the Mating," a hypothetical exercise in stallion selection for some famous mares. Jack Cantillon...

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Matings Masterclass Already A Hit

Jack Cantillon was scrolling through Twitter while seeing out the COVID-19 lockdown in Ireland when he experienced a lightbulb moment. The London-based lawyer-who is heavily involved in the Thoroughbred industry through his family's Tinnakill Stud and as a syndicate manager-realized this time of isolation could be used to connect bloodstock experts with fans and provide education on how the matings of our racetrack stars come to fruition. "I've been on Twitter a lot as of late and quite frequently, underneath articles talking about breeding and matings, I've seen comments from...

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