The National Stud

Joe Bradley Appointed National Stud Head Of Bloodstock

Joe Bradley, a graduate of Godolphin Flying Start, has joined The National Stud as the Head of Bloodstock Operations. Bradley previously worked at Hazelwood Bloodstock, Cheveley Park Stud and Wentworth Grange Stud in New Zealand. His duties will include managing the stallion roster, the sales consignment and boarding business and he will be a chief contact point for all clients. Already a long-term fixture at The National Stud, Anna Kerr has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer after holding the position of Chief Operating Officer. Teddy Grimthorpe, Chair of The...

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Racing Showcase on The Hill On Cazoo Oaks and Derby Days

There will be a special interactive display on The Hill at Epsom Downs in recognition of The Queen's passion for the Thoroughbred during the official Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Cazoo Oaks and Cazoo Derby Days, June 3-4. Billed the Racing Showcase, the display will highlight the care that is shown for racehorses throughout their lives, how the racing industry is engaging and inspiring young people to look at racing as a career, the provisions the industry makes for its people and how racing is looking to reach out to communities...

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First Winner For Rajasinghe

The National Stud's resident Rajasinghe (Ire) (by Choisir {Aus}) became the latest first-season sire to break through on Monday when his son Waiting All Night (GB) took the five-furlong maiden on Wolverhampton's Tapeta. Homebred by Phil Cunningham, the Richard Spencer-trained bay who traded at 12-1 travelled strongly tracking the leaders for James Doyle and when tackling Confederation (GB) (Brazen Beau {Aus}) a furlong out was soon in command to score by 3/4 of a length. The dam, who has a yearling full-brother to the winner, is a granddaughter of Poppy...

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First Four Mares In Foal To Lope Y Fernandez

Group winner Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) has had his first quartet of mares pronounced in foal, The National Stud announced on Monday. Happy Holly (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}), a half-sister to Group 1 winners Lily Of The Valley (Fr) (Galileo {Ire}) and Mubtaahij (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) is one of the foursome. Other mares in foal to the G3 Round Tower S. hero are Seven Empires (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}), herself a half-sister to four black-type winners; and Spain Blues (Fr) (Anabaa Blue {GB}), the...

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National Stud Tours Return Feb. 18

Tours of The National Stud will begin again from Feb. 18 through Discover Newmarket. Visitors will be able to view new stallion Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), as well as Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Aclaim (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}). The 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour will allow visitors to hear about the history of the stud and the work that goes into producing future champions. They will also be able to view mares and foals at close range. The tours run on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holiday...

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National Stud Undergoes Management Change

The National Stud in Newmarket has undergone a management restructure ahead of the 2022 breeding season, with Tim Lane leaving his role as manager and Anna Kerr assuming the day-to-day running of the stud. Lord 'Teddy' Grimthorpe, who was announced as the new chairman in November, will become executive chairman for the forthcoming season, and former manager Joe Grimwade has returned as head of stud operations. Outlining the changes on Monday, a statement from the Jockey Club, which owns the National Stud, clarified Grimthorpe's role for the 2022 breeding season...

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Breeding Right To Time Test Sells For 115,000gns

A breeding right to Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who sired four stakes winners last year in his first season with runners, was purchased by Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock on the Tattersalls Online platform on Wednesday for 115,000gns. The breeding right entitles the buyer, an unnamed client of the Doyles', to breed one mare to Time Test each season that he stands at The National Stud. Time Test, who was himself a dual Group 2 winner and multiple Group 1-placed, sired black-type winners at a rate of 9.3% last...

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Jackson Named National Stud Nominations Manager

Jamie Jackson has been appointed nominations manager for The National Stud. Jackson gained work experience at Whitsbury Manor Stud and New England Stud before joining the BHA graduate programme, during which he was placed at the National Stud for eight weeks, after which he stayed on. Jackson takes over from Joe Callan, who remains within The Jockey Club as interim general manager of Market Rasen Racecourse. The National Stud's Stud Director Tim Lane said, "Jamie came to us in July 2019 and showed real potential and determination. He has been...

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Grimthorpe Named National Stud Chairman

Teddy Grimthorpe, who for 22 years served as racing manager to the late Prince Khalid Abdullah, has been named chairman of The National Stud. Grimthorpe succeeds Nicholas Wrigley, who has filled the role since the death of the Duke of Roxburghe in August of 2019. Grimthorpe, who has been a member of the Jockey Club since 2007 and joined its board of directors this year, will serve a three-year term. "I was a student on the National Stud course in 1976 so we have a long history, as they say,"...

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The National Stud Announces 2022 Roster and Fees

The 2022 roster and fees for The National Stud were announced on Tuesday. Featuring a young roster of six, first-season sires Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Aclaim (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) got off to a bright start with their first runners. The former will stand for £15,000, while Aclaim's fee will be £6,000. Leading the way with more black-type winners than any other European first-season sire in 2021, Time Test is responsible for Group 3 winners Rocchigiani (GB) and Romantic Time (GB), while the filly Sunset Shiraz (Ire) was third...

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Time Test Breeding Right Leads at Tattersalls Online

A breeding right in progressive young stallion Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) was purchased for 100,000gns by Blandford Bloodstock's Tom Goff to top the Tattersalls Online Sale on Friday. Blandford Bloodstock also teamed up with Wardley Bloodstock to acquire the remaining lot, a breeding right in Ardad (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) for 75,000gns. Lot 2 was offered on behalf of a gentleman. The National Stud resident has already sired four black-type winners in his first crop led by G3 Dick Poole S. heroine Romantic Time (GB) and German Group 3 winner...

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Lope Y Fernandez Retired To The National Stud

Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}-Black Dahlia {GB}, by Dansili {GB}), a Group 3-winning 2-year-old who was five times Group 1-placed throughout his career, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at the National Stud in 2022. The Coolmore partners will retain part ownership alongside new owners The National Stud, Whitsbury Manor Stud and Nick Bradley Racing. Bred by SF Bloodstock, Lope Y Fernandez was bought by MV Magnier for €900,000 at Arqana's August Yearling Sale in 2018. A debut winner at The Curragh in June...

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