The National Stud

Bloom, McLoughlin Join Tattersalls, McKibbin Promoted

Tattersalls has brought on two new bloodstock executives as Jack Bloom and Max McLoughlin join the auction house. Freddie McKibbin, who started four years prior as an intern before moving to the more recent role of bloodstock administrator, has been promoted within the bloodstock sales department and will see his responsibilities grow to now include coordination of the Tattersalls December sale. Bloom graduated from the Royal Agricultural University and spent time working at Newsells Park Stud as well as for Godolphin at Kildangan Stud. He moved to the stallion nominations...

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Kingman's Startup Mentality Gets Brown, Klaravich Off the Blocks on Haskell Day

1st-Monmouth, $54,650, Msw, 7-22, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT, 1:41.94, fm, 1 1/2 lengths. STARTUP MENTALITY (IRE) (f, 3, Kingman {GB}--Fine Time {GB}, by Dansili {GB}), sourced by Chad Brown and owner Klaravich Stables for 300,000gns ($428,654) out of Book 1 at the 2021 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, was the only first-time starter taking on a field of more experienced maidens to open the Haskell S. day card at Monmouth Saturday. Named the 2-1 third choice, the filly broke from the far outside gate and was content to let the rest...

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2023 The National Stud Class Graduates

The Diploma and Entry To Stud Employment classes of 2023 graduated on Wednesday, July 5, The National Stud announced on Thursday. Hosted at TNS Duke Of Roxburghe stallion unit, the ceremony was attended by graduates, their family members, staff, lecturers and National Stud Board members. The Tim Dunlop Memorial Award for Top Student went to Joseph Straker, who will join Clear Water Stud for the sales season. Sam Malone was awarded the Gerald Leigh Charitable Trust's annual bursary, and he will travel with Time Test (GB) to New Zealand and...

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Time Test Nomination One Of The Highlights Of Starlight Charity Auction

A 2024 nomination to The National Stud's Time Test (GB) is among the lots of a charity auction organised by trainer Nicky Henderson. Set for Newbury Racecourse on Friday, May 19, all proceeds of the auction will go toward the children's charity The Starlight Foundation. Friday is the first day of the Lockinge meeting at the racecourse.

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First Mares Confirmed in Foal to Stradivarius

Seven-time Group 1 winner Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) has had his first mares scanned in foal at the National Stud. "Stradivarius has taken to his new role extremely well." said National Stud head of bloodstock Joe Bradley. "He has 11 mares scanned in foal and will cover well over 100 mares this year." Stradivarius claimed Group honours 18 times during his career retiring with total earnings of almost £3.5million, plus two individual £1million bonuses. There are sizeable payouts on offer for breeders supporting Stradivarius, with £25,000 for his...

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New Stud Management And Sales Consignment Course Launched By The National Stud

A new Stud Management and Sales Consignment course, which will replace the former Diploma programme, will be launched by The National Stud in September. Students will be based in Newmarket from mid-September for 26 weeks and will receive training in all aspects of commercial stud management. The Evening Lecture Programme will continue as part of the course during the breeding season, and this remains open to industry professionals who wish to attend in person, there is also only an online option for those based further afield. The new course came...

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“We're Stronger Together”, Lope Y Fernandez Bolstered By Connections

There is no denying that the stallion market is becoming increasingly difficult with appetites for stud prospects growing. There is also no questioning that the support a young stallion receives in their first few years is paramount to their success. Most stallions are an easy sell in their first year with many being oversubscribed and then numbers falling off in the years leading up to that first crop hitting the track. However, one stallion whose numbers and support could very likely stay consistent throughout those primitive years is Lope Y...

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Into The 'Stradosphere'

It is almost unimaginable to think that this year's Yorkshire Cup, Ascot Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup or Lonsdale Cup will be run without Stradivarius (Ire). His appearance in those races had become a near constant occurrence for the past number of years and in an industry where retiring a stallion prospect at two is not out of the question we should count ourselves lucky that we were able to witness the striking son of Sea The Stars (Ire)'s prowess on the racecourse for so long. Having now swapped Newmarket Heath...

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First Foals For Lope Y Fernandez

European champion Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), was represented by his first reported foals when the Kingman (GB) mare Sempre (GB) produced a filly and Shaiydana (Fr) (Charm Spirit {Ire}) foaled a colt earlier this month. The former arrived at John Bourke's Hyde Park Stud in Ireland, who said, "On Saturday, Jan. 14 we had a gorgeous foal with great quality and physique by Lope Y Hernandez--she was the first foal out of a beautifully bred Kingman mare Sempre. I will be sending two mares back to...

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Flag Of Honour On The Move To Ballycurragh Stud

Classic hero Flag Of Honour (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) will move to Ballycurragh Stud in Co Carlow for 2023, the stud announced on Tuesday. A stud fee for the former National Stud resident will be announced later. Willie Murphy of Ballycurragh Stud said, "We are delighted to have Flag of Honour joining our stallion roster, he will be a great option for Irish breeders as a group-winning 2-year-old and Classic-winning 3-year-old. He is a superb physical with a great walk from a fantastic family. We have seen quite a few of...

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Stradivarius Begins Stud Career at £10,000

The latest addition to the National Stud roster, seven-time Group 1-winning stayer Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), will stand for an opening fee of £10,000. He joins Time Test (GB), whose fee is unchanged at £15,000, while Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) will also remain at his fee of £8,500 as he embarks on his second season at stud. Rajasinghe (Ire), who has a strike-rate of 67% winners to runners from his first crop of juveniles this year, is also unchanged at £3,000. "Time Test has had a steady stream...

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Time Test's Crypto Force Battles To Beresford Triumph

Amo Racing's £900,000 Goffs London graduate Crypto Force (GB) (Time Test {GB}--Luna Mare {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) bounced back from a first reversal, when seventh in Royal Ascot's June 18 Listed Chesham S., to loosen Aidan O'Brien's stranglehold on Saturday's G2 Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford S. over one mile at the Curragh. He had earlier accounted for subsequent 'TDN Rising Star' and G2 Golden Fleece S. victor Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in his June 1 debut over seven furlongs here and employed patient tactics at the tail of...

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