Newsells Park Stud

Classic Dreams Live On In New Era For Newsells Park

The entrepreneur Victor Kiam once starred in his own commercials for Remington Products with the memorable catchphrase, "I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company." Now an entrepreneur of a different kind, Graham Smith-Bernal, finds himself in a similar situation with Newsells Park Stud. Until last week, he was a relatively small owner/breeder with four broodmares and six horses in training. Now Smith-Bernal has gone from being a client to the new owner of Newsells Park Stud, along with all the farm's bloodstock formerly owned by the Jacobs...

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Newsells Park Stud Sold To Smith-Bernal

Newsells Park Stud, which has been owned by the Jacobs family since 2000, has been sold to owner/breeder and tech entrepreneur Graham Smith-Bernal. The Hertfordshire farm is home to the stallions Nathaniel (Ire) and Without Parole (GB), and the sale agreed with Jacobs Holdings includes the stud's bloodstock and 1,200-acre property. The 63-year-old Smith-Bernal is described in a press release announcing the sale as "a leading figure in legal technology, [who] revolutionised the operation of law courts, tribunals and arbitrations around the world through the introduction by his company, Opus...

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Galileo's Japan On Top In the Ormonde

First time over further than a mile-and-a-half facing a serious rival in Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) meant that Thursday's G3 Ormonde S. at Chester represented a tough ask for Japan (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), but in the end his class told as the Ballydoyle stalwart opened his 5-year-old campaign on the right note. Enjoying a perfect trip on the rail nestled behind the leading duo early, the 13-8 favourite was angled out by Ryan Moore to come around Trueshan on the home bend and began to assert from the furlong pole...

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First Mares In Foal to Without Parole

Group 1 winner Without Parole (GB) (Frankel {GB}) has had his first mares scanned in foal, Newsells Park Stud announced on Thursday. The John and Tanya Gunther-owned mare Church On Time (Honor Code), herself a half-sister to GI American Oaks heroine Competitionofideas (Speightstown), as well as German listed victress Skrei (Ire) (Approve {Ire}) and the black-type winner Atomic Blonde (Scat Daddy) were all found to be in foal to the G1 Saint James's Palace S. hero. Placed in an additional three Group 1 races, Without Parole stands for £10,000 at...

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Without Parole Bolsters Gunthers' Stallion Record

John and Tanya Gunther's Glennwood Farm produces stallions at a rate which must be the envy of some of the larger operations in the business. On its roll of honour the names of ten sires are inscribed, led of course by the Triple Crown winner Justify (Scat Daddy), now ensconced on Coolmore's American roster. In 2021, the international wing of the Gunthers' operation can add a British-based stallion to its list with the return of Without Parole (GB) to his birthplace of Newsells Park Stud. The son of Frankel (GB)...

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Gerry Meehan New Stud Manager at Moyns Park Stud

Gerry Meehan, formerly the yearling manager at Newsells Park Stud, has been appointed to the role of stud manager at Moyns Park Stud. During his tenure at Newsells, he had approximately 70 yearlings under his care per year, and is thoroughly experienced in all aspects of stud management. "It's a real coup to be able to welcome Gerry to Moyns Park Stud," said Moyns Park owner John Gardiner. "Gerry is a world-class horseman with a great track record and brings a wealth of knowledge, sales experience and management skills." Added...

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Without Parole Fee Set At £10,000

G1 St James's Palace S. winner Without Parole (GB) (Frankel {GB}-Without You Babe, by Lemon Drop Kid) will stand for £10,000 during his debut season at Newsells Park Stud in 2021. He enters stud alongside Nathaniel (Ire), the sire of the great Enable (GB) as well as G1 Prix de Diane winner Channel (Ire) and G1 Premio Lydia Tesio scorer God Given (GB). Nathaniel will stand for £15,000 next year, down from £25,000 the last two seasons. Newsells Park Stud's General Manager Julian Dollar said, "Nathaniel's progeny have enjoyed another...

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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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Without Parole Retired To Newsells Park Stud

G1 St James's Palace S. winner Without Parole (GB) (Frankel {GB}-Without You Babe, by Lemon Drop Kid) has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2021 at Newsells Park Stud. Campaigned as a homebred by John and Tanya Gunther, Without Parole won his lone start at two by six lengths for John Gosden and went unbeaten through his first three starts at three, winning Sandown's Listed Heron S. before taking the St James's Palace in the second-fastest mile ever run at Ascot and with Group 1 winners Romanised...

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Roaring Book 2 Trade Bucks Trend at Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK—Apparently there's a global pandemic in progress, but that didn't thwart the appetite for bloodstock at Tattersalls on Tuesday as the second session of Book 2 bucked trends in what has been a tricky sales season to date. "Considering what else is going on in the world, we are very lucky this is going ahead," said David Cox of Baroda Stud after selling one of the day's most successful pinhooks. It is a sentiment that has been repeated often in recent weeks as the yearling sales have continued while...

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Camilleri's Kingman Colt Leads The Way

NEWMARKET, UK—On a day when Kingman (GB) was given the ultimate boost by being announced as the first suitor of Enable (GB), one of his sons played a leading role in the first session of Tattersalls October Book 2, following on from some notable returns during last week's Book 1. Godolphin has already had its share of success with the progeny of Kingman, notably through Group 1-winning colts Persian King (Ire) and Palace Pier (GB), and Anthony Stroud added another by the sire to Sheikh Mohammed's string for next year...

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Shastye Filly Heads Strong Book 1 Finale

By Emma Berry & Alayna Cullen NEWMARKET, UK—The final day of Book 1 at Tattersalls received a huge early boost with a new top lot of 2.8-million gns within the first hour, but by early afternoon that had been surpassed when the Galileo (Ire) filly widely expected to steal the show did just that. Coronavirus restrictions on the number of people in the sales ring have robbed Tattersalls of some of its customary theatrical feel but, with the leading players assembled in the open air on opposite sides of the...

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