Rathbarry Stud

Al Shaqab's Orne Makes All For Horris Hill Triumph

Al Shaqab Racing's Orne (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}--Pellucid {GB}, by Excelebration {Ire}) followed up a Sept. 22 debut success at Kempton with a fourth over one mile in last month's G3 Autumn S. and regained the winning thread with a pillar-to-post victory in Saturday's rescheduled G3 Betfred Horris Hill S. at Newmarket. The 10-1 chance was swiftly into stride and tanked along on the front end through halfway. Nudged along passing the quarter-mile marker, he came under sterner urging approaching the final furlong and, despite drifting left in the closing stages,...

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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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The Leading Sires-Of-Sires In Britain And Ireland? The Stats Will Surprise You

Which stallion does the data say is the outstanding sire-of-sires in Britain and Ireland? The answer will surprise you. We often hear chat about a stallion's ability as a sire-of-sires being bandied about, but it is less common to see it examined in a more detailed and data-driven manner. First and foremost, my personal opinion is that using a stallion's record as a sire-of-sires is one of the most brutally harsh measures in all of bloodstock on which to judge a horse. In short, the reality is that the vast...

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Henry Field Q&A: “The Winning Post Trumps All”

In a little over a decade, Henry Field has built Newgate into one of the leading stallion operations in Australia and a force to be reckoned with on the international thoroughbred playing field.    Foxwedge got the stallion arm of the operation up and running in 2012 and, since then, the roster has grown exponentially, with Capitalist and Extreme Choice some of the more recent additions to the farm.    In this week's Q&A, Field explained the key principals that helped him build Newgate into what it is today, discussed...

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Opening Fee Of 25,000 For State Of Rest As Rathbarry Reveals Line-Up

Four-time Group 1 winner State Of Rest will stand for €25,000 in his debut season at Rathbarry Stud. He will also cover in the southern hemisphere at Henry Field's Newgate Stud.  The Starspangledbanner (Aus) colt, who was bred by Tinnakill Bloodstock, won three Group/Grade 1 contests in as many different continents under the management of Joseph O'Brien.  State Of Rest opened his account at the highest level when storming to Saratoga Derby glory in New York last year. He confirmed his reputation as a globetrotting superstar when taking the Cox...

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Globetrotting Star State Of Rest Retired To Stud

Joseph O'Brien has revealed that State Of Rest has been retired to stud after Racing Victoria found an issue in an MRI scan that would prevent him travelling to Australia to defend his Cox Plate crown.  The four-time Group/Grade 1 hero was last seen finishing down the field in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville and the O'Brien team feel that the issue that presented itself in the MRI scan was to blame for that poor performance.  State Of Rest (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}--Repose {Quiet American}) shot to prominence when...

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Rathbarry Stud to Stand Globetrotting Ace State Of Rest

A deal has been struck for globetrotting star State Of Rest (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}--Repose by Quiet American), who added to his truly unique record of Group 1 triumphs when battling to Prix Ganay glory at ParisLongchamp on Sunday, to stand at Rathbarry Stud once his racing days are finished. Trained by Joseph O'Brien, State Of Rest won the GI Saratoga Derby Invitational S. before beating the best of the Australians in the G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley last season. His reappearance win at ParisLongchamp hardened his reputation as one...

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James Garfield Off The Mark At Doncaster

Rathbarry Stud's first-season sire James Garfield (Ire) (by Exceed and Excel {Aus}) has his first winner after the filly Lady Bullet (Ire) captured Doncaster's British European Breeders' Fund EBF Maiden S. on Saturday evening. Sent off the 11-4 joint-second favourite for the five-furlong contest, the Alice Haynes-trained bay was professional throughout under Kieran O'Neill and stayed on to gain the advantage inside the final 100 yards en route to a half-length verdict over New Definition (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). The dam, who was runner-up in the G3 Prix d'Arenberg, is...

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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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Malinas Moves to Coolagown Stud

Successful National Hunt stallion Malinas (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}) will moved to Coolagown Stud in County Cork next year in a joint-venture with Rathbarry Stud. A fee for the four-time Group 1-placed G2 Oppenheim-Union-Rennen hero winner will be announced later. At stud to date, the 20-year-old has left Grade 2 winners Black Thunder (Fr), Medinas (Fr), Mister Malarky (GB), Touch The Eden (Fr) and Union Dues (Fr), as well as Scottish Grand National hero Mighty Thunder (GB), Greatwood Handicap Hurdle scorer Harambe (GB) and Grade 1-placed hurdlers Baltazar D'Allier (Fr), Easter...

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Kodi Bear's Go Bears Go Wins the Railway

Runner-up in a gruelling renewal of the G2 Norfolk S. at Royal Ascot last Thursday, Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}) demonstrated his toughness to back up quickly and edge out the G3 Marble Hill S. first and second Castle Star (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) and Masseto (GB) (Territories {Ire}) in a strong edition of The Curragh's G2 GAIN Railway S. on Saturday. Shadowing the leader The Acropolis (Ire) (Churchill {Ire}) in second throughout, the 17-2 shot who sported the Amo Racing silks was in front two out and refused...

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Cobh First Black-Type Winner For Kodi Bear

Rathbarry Stud's Kodi Bear (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) was handed his first black-type winner on Friday as Cobh (Ire) captured Salisbury's Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Stonehenge S. Runner-up in the Listed Pat Eddery S. at Ascot July 25, China Horse Club International's bay tracked the early pace before taking over passing the two-furlong pole. Driven out to hold Fancy Man (Ire) (Pride of Dubai {Aus}), he scored by half a length, with 3 1/4 lengths back to Surprise Exhibit (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) in third. Friday, Salisbury, Britain IRISH STALLION FARMS...

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