Yeomanstown Stud

MGSW and Classic Placed Shaman to Yeomanstown Stud

MGSW and Classic-placed Shaman (Ire) (Shamardal-Only Green {Ire} by Green Desert) will stand at Yeomanstown Stud in 2021. The Wertheimer et Frere homebred's fee will be announced at a later date. "He is a great looking son of the mighty Shamardal from one of the best pedigree's around, add to that his impressive race record Shaman is a huge addition to us and should prove popular to breeders from both Ireland and abroad," said Yeomanstown's David O'Callaghan. "We are delighted to have Wertheimer Et Frère retain a share in Shaman...

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Dark Angel Leads Yeomanstown Roster at €60k

Dark Angel (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) leads the 2021 Yeomanstown Stud roster at €60,000, as the County Kildare-based stud released their fees for next season. All fees have been reduced by 25% due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The grey has enjoyed a great season, and sits eighth on the TDN European General Sires List, with Group 1 winners Battaash (Ire) and Raging Bull (Ire) on top of younger horses of the quality of G1 Prix Morny third Rhythm Master (Ire), SW Fantasy Lady (Ire) and G3 Somerville Tattersalls S. runner-up...

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The Weekly Wrap: By Royal Acclaim

Back in April, when major sporting events across the world were being cancelled left, right and centre, the management team at the Queen's racecourse took the decision that, if racing had resumed in time, Royal Ascot would go ahead behind closed doors. The announcement was met with incredulity in some quarters, particularly by those keen to blame the spread of coronavirus on the Cheltenham Festival, but thank goodness Ascot stuck to its resolve to go ahead, even in extraordinary circumstances. Of course the meeting lost some of its lustre, just...

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Battaash Brilliant In the King’s Stand

Twice cruelly denied by his nemesis Blue Point (Ire) (Shamardal) in the last two runnings of the G1 King's Stand S., Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) was on Tuesday the undisputed ruler of Royal Ascot's five-furlong strip of verdant racing ground to provide the opener's undisputed highlight. Out of the first four for only the second time in his career when last seen trailing in the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, Shadwell's 6-year-old may have had a slight question mark over his head as he exited the stalls but...

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Invincible Army has Seven Mares In Foal

MGSW Invincible Army (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) has had seven mares scanned in foal, Yeomanstown Stud announced on Wednesday. Among the septet is the MSP Masaya (GB) (Dansili {GB}), SW Angelic Light (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and the winning Red Romance (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}), a half-sister to MSP Isabeau (Ire) (Cable Bay {Ire}). He is priced at €10,000 for 2020. "Invincible Army has been very well received and supported by breeders," said Yeomanstown's Gay O'Callaghan. "He has show great enthusiasm for his new role and I'm sure he'll be...

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MGG Drops Complaint Against Thomas Clark Bloodstock

After filing a civil complaint against numerous individuals and entities that had purchased horses or other assets from Ahmed Zayat, MGG Investments has given up the portion of its complaint that aims to collect money from Thomas Clark Bloodstock. Clark's attorney Tom Miller received a notice Tuesday from lawyers representing MGG notifying him that the complaint against Clark had been voluntarily dismissed. Last week, MGG amended its civil complaint against Zayat to include several breeding farms and individuals, including Coolmore Stud, Hill 'n' Dale and LNJ Foxwoods. MGG has sued...

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Zayat Lawsuit Broadens to Include Prominent Bloodstock Business Partners

The New York lending firm that last month initiated a $23-million lawsuit against Ahmed Zayat and his financially troubled Zayat Stables, LLC, has broadly amended its civil complaint in a Kentucky court. As of Tuesday, the suit now additionally targets 10 prominent bloodstock individuals and entities that the plaintiff alleges played a role in the "fraudulent scheme" orchestrated by Zayat family members "to sell at a steep discount several millions of dollars of Zayat Stables' assets" that had been pledged as collateral for $30 million in loans. The wide-ranging updated...

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Grangemore Stud Striving For The Top

The collective noun for O'Callaghans is unknown, but at bloodstock sales around the world they can often be found travelling as a pack. An intimidating force perhaps, the Yeomanstown O'Callaghans--not to be confused with their cousins, the equally successful Tally-Ho ones--are a close-knit clan who have made a prosperous business of breeding and trading horses with a little help from sire sensation Dark Angel (Ire). Away from the sales, though, the brothers are scattered around Ireland and, at Grangemore Stud, Guy O'Callaghan is quite clearly doing his own thing. "It's...

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Kodiac Half to GISW Part of Goffs UK Premier Catalogue

The catalogue for the Goffs Uk Premier Yearling Sale, which includes a Kodiac (GB) half-brother to Grade I winner Slumber (GB) (Cacique {Ire}) (lot 121), is now online. Slated for Aug. 27-28, the sale sees 469 yearlings set to go under the hammer. Notable graduates from the sale include six-time Group 1 winner Laurens (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), Royal Ascot Group 1 winner Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), and this year's G2 Norfolk S. and G3 Albany S. winners A'Ali (Ire) (Society Rock {Ire}) and Daahyeh (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}), respectively. Consigned...

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