Rathasker Stud

Fees Announced For Rathasker Stud 2024 Roster

The 2024 Rathasker Stud roster and fees, anchored by Bungle Inthejungle (GB) at €7,500, were announced on Wednesday. The sire of six stakes horses in 2023, the 13-year-old has been represented by G3 Marble Hill S. winner and G1 Phoenix S. third Givemethebeatboys (Ire), as well as American listed winner Manhattan Jungle (Ire) among others. The son of Exceed And Excel (Aus) covered 64 mares this year. Coulsty (Ire) has been priced at €5,500. A total of 90 mares visited him this year. Grade I winner Shantisara (Ire) padded her...

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'Luck And Lack Of Management!' – Manhattan Jungle's Overjoyed Breeder

She had achieved black-type success in France as a two-year-old last season and on Sunday Manhattan Jungle (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}) took her tally of listed wins to two when scoring comfortably at Santa Anita under Frankie Dettori but you won't find her breeder Patrick Headon getting carried away with himself back in Ireland.  The County Offaly operator joked on Monday, "It's vindication for a lot of luck and lack of management!" Of course, Headon was doing his best to deflect praise for his tried and trusted method of producing...

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Rathasker Stud Announces 2023 Roster

Bungle Inthejungle (GB) leads the 2023 Rathasker Stud roster, and will stand for €6,500 next year. The sire of G1 Nunthorpe S. heroine Winter Power (Ire), his progeny featured a pair of juvenile stakes winners in 2022 in Manhattan Jungle (Ire) and Funny Money Honey (Ire). Group sire Gregorian (Ire) will stand for €4,500, as will Coulsty (Ire), the sire of GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup heroin Shantisara (Ire).

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The Heirs of Kodiac

Kodiac (GB) (Danehill) has long been a sought-after source of precocity, and as he has risen toward the upper echelon of proven stallions, the hunt is now on for his heir. Or heirs, as the case may be, because just as Kodiac's winners are legion, his sons' foals are starting to display that same vaunted quick-maturing zest for racing: a quartet of group-winning sons of Kodiac retired to stud in 2017-Kodi Bear (Ire), Adaay (Ire), Coulsty (Ire) and Prince of Lir (Ire)--and all have sired group winners with only two...

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Rathasker's Rising Tide

When standing a stallion there appears to be a defined path that most are destined to follow. Busy in year one, numbers drop in year two and three, and then your fate is sealed on whether their first crop can run or not. In the case of Bungle Inthejungle (Ire) and Coulsty (Ire), both have proven that their stock can run and can compete at the top level, with Winter Power (Ire) and Shantisara (Ire) having won Group 1 races for both sires, respectively. This gives Maurice and Madeline Burns...

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Fees Announced For Rathasker Trio

The fee for Rathasker Stud's Bungle Inthejungle (GB), sire of this season's G1 Nunthorpe S. winner Winter Power (Ire), will remain at €8,000 for the 2022 covering season. The 11-year-old son of Exceed And Excel (Aus) already has a son at stud, Rumble Inthejungle (Ire), and is also the sire of the G2 Lowther S. winner Living In The Past (Ire). He is joined on the Rathasker roster by Coulsty (Ire), a son of Kodiac (GB) who has been represented this year by the American Grade I winner Shantisara (Ire),...

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The Weekly Wrap: It's Good To Be Back

There are banners along the High Street of my home town of Newmarket saying 'Welcome back to racing'. Though we've been fortunate in England to have been able to allow crowds gradually to return to racecourses earlier than some other countries, it has only really been in the last few weeks that it has felt like the proper pre-pandemic experience. And where better to have the people back in force than at York, widely regarded by many to be the best racecourse in the country? Any amount of time spent...

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Bungle Inthejungle's Winter Power Overwhelms Nunthorpe Rivals

Friday's G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S. was always going to be about raw speed and the 3-year-old filly Winter Power (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}) qualified more than most in that regard having displayed it in abundance in the May 13 Listed Westow S. and July 10 Listed City Walls S. over this flat York five. In front of all bar the furiously-fast Golden Pal (Uncle Mo) until the two-furlong pole, King Power's 9-1 shot left that US raider for dead there and hit the line under Silvestre de Sousa...

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Value Sires Part 6: Proven Sires

As breeding sheds prepare to swing open their doors in the coming weeks, we bring you the final installment of our 2021 Value Sires series. Gone are the days of dissecting sales averages and speculating on the comments of the judges; these elder statesmen have proven their mettle on the racecourse, and a few of them are even available at their lowest ever fees. While value exists in all price brackets and for all budgets, we have chosen to limit the scope of this analysis to stallions standing in Europe...

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Irish Stallion Trail Goes Virtual

In a normal year Irish stallion farms would be opening their doors this week to thousands of people traversing the Irish countryside enjoying the ITM Irish Stallion Trail. Of course present circumstances have put a stop to that happening this year but like so many other events that have been adversely affected by Covid-19 the action has moved online. It may not be quite the same as the real thing but at least the efforts of the ITM team in capturing some excellent footage of new and established stallions and...

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Rathasker Stud Announces Reduced Fees

Rathasker Stud has released the 2021 covering fees for its four stallions, with all bar one having been dropped in price. Bungle Inthejungle (GB), sire of this season's G3 Cornwallis S. winner Winter Power (Ire), who has won four of her nine races in a busy juvenile campaign, will stand at €8,000, down from €12,000 in 2020. The stud's stalwart Clodovil (Ire) was represented by a new Group 1 winner this season in the Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Tiger Tanaka (Ire) and he has had his fee reduced from €8,000...

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Freshman Sire Coulsty Off the Mark at Kempton

On a banner weekend for his sire Kodiac (GB) (Danehill), Coulsty (Ire) made a mark of his own on Sunday when Eve Johnson Houghton trainee Enduring (GB) justified market support to garner the six-furlong Unibet Thanks The Frontline Workers Maiden Auction S. at Kempton and become the first winner for the Rathasker Stud-based freshman. 1st-Kempton, £5,400, Mdn, 6-21, 2yo, 6f (AWT), 1:13.51, st/sl. ENDURING (GB) (c, 2, Coulsty {Ire}--Yearbook {GB}, by Byron {GB}) was sent off as the 5-2 joint-favourite coming back from a June 3 debut fourth tackling five...

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