GRANGEMORE Stud is now owned by Guy O’Callaghan but the tradition of breeding good horses there stretches back for many years. Sadly the death of John Colleran on October 1st two years ago led to a dispersal of the stock at the farm. One mare, Bounce, which was retained by John’s partner Geraldine Lynch Burke, continues to highlight John’s achievements as a breeder.
Last weekend in Sweden half a length denied Bounce the honour of breeding two stakes winners, not just on the same day but at the same meeting. The Hurricane Run five-year-old Hurricane Red finished second to Bank Of Burden in the Group 3 Stockholm Cup International, having finished third and fourth in the race previously. Next year perhaps he will go one better.