Martyn Meade

Manton Park To Stand Quartet In 2024, Including New Stallion Dubai Mile

Led by three-time Group 1 winner Advertise (GB), the 2024 roster and fees for Manton Park Stud were announced on Wednesday. The son of Showcasing (GB) will command £10,000. He sits fourth amongst first-crop sires in Great Britain and Ireland with 15 individual winners from 49 runners in 2023 and covered 41 mares this year. His best runner so far is the stakes-placed Task Force (GB). G1 Prix de la Foret hero Aclaim (Ire), a son of Acclamation (GB), will stand for £8,000. The sire of 2022 G1 1000 Guineas...

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Group 1 Winner Dubai Mile Retired To Stand At Manton Park

Group 1 winner Dubai Mile (Ire) has been retired to stud and will join the Manton Park stallion roster for the 2024 breeding season. Successful in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud for Charlie and Mark Johnston last year, the son of Roaring Lion changed hands to join Freddie and Martyn Meade this season.  However, he failed to run for the father-and-son combination after suffering a career-ending injury and will now join the roster at Manton Park alongside Aclaim, Technician and Advertise.  Dubai Mile won three of his eight career starts for...

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Freshman Sire Advertise Off The Mark At Salisbury

Manton Park Stud resident Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) became Europe's latest first-crop sire to get off the mark when the Ralph Beckett-trained Matters Most (GB) prevailed in Thursday's £10,000 Byerley Stud British EBF Novice S. over five furlongs at Salisbury. Originally sold for 135,000gns as a foal, the colt was knocked down at 500,000gns at Tattersalls October Book 1 to Richard Knight on behalf of Saleh Al Homaizi and was one of 17 horses later reoffered privately through Tattersalls when payment for the yearlings was not forthcoming. Mick Kinane stepped...

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Irish Derby Runner-Up To Be Offered on Goffs Online

Lone Eagle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), beaten a neck into second by Hurricane Lane (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) in the 2021 G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, will be offered on the Goffs Online platform in a timed auction Nov. 21 and 22. A 500,000gns Tattersalls October yearling, the son of the stakes-winning and American Grade III-placed Modernstone (GB) (Duke of Marmalade {Ire}) won three of his four starts at two, including the G3 Zetland S. for trainer Martyn Meade and had future US champion and GI Breeders' Cup Turf hero Yibir...

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Advertise and Aclaim Leave National Stud for Manton

Young stallions Advertise (GB) and Aclaim (Ire) will leave the National Stud to stand at Martyn Meade's Manton Park Stud from the 2023 covering season.  The G1 Prix de la Foret winner Aclaim has made a successful start to his stud career, and was represented by a Classic winner from his first crop when the George Boughey-trained Cachet (Ire) won the 1,000 Guineas.  Advertise, who was trained, like Aclaim, by Meade, was a Group 1-winning sprinter in three different countries and has his first yearlings at the sales this autumn....

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Freddie, Martyn Meade Unite Under Manton Banner

Freddie Meade will join his father, Martyn, on the trainer's license under the umbrella of Manton Park Racing. Technique (GB) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}), entered to run in the G3 Cazoo Princess Elizabeth S. Derby Day, will be the first runner for the new training partnership. Freddie has served as an assistant to his father since 2014. "I have grown up around horses and ridden from an early age. Training has always been the ultimate goal." said Freddie. "I look forward to us being able to use traditional methods of training at...

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Fearghal Hogan Joins Manton Park Stallions

Fearghal Hogan has been appointed the Nominations and Bloodstock Manager of Manton Park Stallions. A graduate of the Irish National Stud Course, Hogan also worked for Coolmore America and Goffs prior to spending three years in the nominations and sales department of Ballyhane Stud. He began at Manton Park on Dec. 1, 2021. "Fearghal brings to the position a great deal of experience and thorough knowledge of both the racing and breeding sectors," Manton Park's owner, Martyn Meade, said. "He will be a tremendous asset to the team here and...

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Technician To Montaigu

Group 1-winning stayer Technician (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}-Arosa {Ire}, by Sadler's Wells) will enter stud in 2022 at Haras de Montaigu. He will be syndicated. Trained by Martyn Meade, Technician was purchased by Team Valor International after breaking his maiden by 3 1/4 lengths in April of his 3-year-old campaign in 2019. He finished second next out in the G3 Classic Trial before earning his first black-type score two starts later in the Listed Prix Ridgway over a mile and a quarter. Technician added the G3 Geoffrey Freer S. later that...

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Zechariah Targeting Classic Campaign

Last week's Haynes, Hanson and Clark Conditions S. winner Zechariah (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) is likely to be put away for the winter with an eye towards starting in a Derby trial next spring, said trainer Martyn Meade. Campaigned by Aquis Farm and Manton Park, Zechariah broke his maiden at third asking at Sandown on July 22 before making fairly light work of Juddmonte's Westover (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and Godolphin's King Of Conquest (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) at Newbury on Friday. "I was a little concerned about the ground, but...

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Classic-Placed Lone Eagle Out For Season With Injury

Ballylinch Stud and Aquis Farm's Lone Eagle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who placed second in the G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, will miss the rest of the season after sustaining an injury in the July 24 G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. according to trainer Martyn Meade. "I'm afraid he suffered an injury after his run in the King George," said trainer Martyn Meade. "It's an injury that will take careful management--he's certainly out for the rest of this season, and the rest of his career is under...

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Hurricane Lane Leads 18 St Leger Nominations

Classic winner Hurricane Lane (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), who won the G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and G1 Grand Prix de Paris already this summer, will line up for Godolphin in the G1 Cazoo St Leger on Sept. 11, one of 18 colts and fillies left in the fall Classic. G1 Cazoo Derby hero Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), who also races for Godolphin, will not take part, and instead target the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Richard Hannon's Mojo Star (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), one better than...

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King George Next For Lone Eagle

The July 24 G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. will be the next race for G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby runner-up Lone Eagle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), instead of the July 14 G1 Grand Prix de Paris. The Ballylinch Stud and Aquis Farm runner saluted in the G3 Zetland S. at Newmarket last October and ran fourth in the G3 Classic Trial at Sandown on Apr. 23. Back in the winner's circle after a four-length win in the Listed Cocked Hat S. on May 21, Lone Eagle made...

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