THOSE visiting studs on this year’s ITM Stallion Trail will have an opportunity to see 20 stallions who will be standing their first northern hemisphere season in Ireland this year. One of the two dozen, Pride Of Dubai, has just completed his first season in Australia.

Four other sires, Champs Elysees (Castle Hyde Stud), Mount Nelson (Boardsmill Stud), Workforce (Knockhouse Stud) and Zambezi Sun (Coolagown Stud) are all relocated to Ireland for the 2017 season. Here we take a look at the new sires available to Irish breeders.