WINGS Of Eagles and Order Of St George are the two new names on the Coolmore National Hunt stallion roster for 2019. Both will stand at a fee of €6,500.
The 2017 Derby winner Wings Of Eagles stood his first season in France this year, based at Haras de Montaigu, where he was bred. The best son to-date of the Montjeu horse Pour Moi, Wings Of Eagles will now stand at The Beeches Stud in Lismore, Co Waterford.
Robert McCarthy said: “He’s a fine, big horse, seriously good-looking and good-actioned – just the type people want to breed to.”
As a triple Group 1 winner by Galileo, Order Of St George is a class above most National Hunt stallions and he will stand at Castlehyde Stud in Fermoy, Co Cork.
“Order Of St George is a lovely mover with quality, size and scope in abundance,” commented Cathal Murphy on behalf of Castlehyde. “He won a total of 11 races, including the Irish St Leger as a three-year-old by a margin of 11 lengths, which earned him a Timeform rating of 129, along with the Gold Cup the following season. No horse since Fame And Glory has retired straight to National Hunt stud with such a high rating.”
Castlehyde Stud lost a stallion recently when Champs Elysees suffered a fatal heart-attack. The Danehill horse had been acquired by Coolmore from Juddmonte Farms two years ago. A full-brother to Dansili and Cacique, Champs Elysees was the sire of Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris and this year’s 1000 Guineas winner Billesdon Brook.
The high-class dual-purpose performer Low Sun is one of his best hurdlers to-date.
FEES FOR 2019
The Beeches’ star resident Flemensfirth stays at €15,000 and there are no changes to the fees for fellow residents Imperial Monarch (€2,500), Mahler (€5,500), Ocovango (€3,500) and Sans Frontieres (€2,500).
At Castlehyde, both Yeats and Kingston Hill stay at €5,000, while Westerner remains unchanged at €6,000. Dylan Thomas has had his fee reduced by 20% to €4,000.
Coolmore stand five National Hunt stallions at Grange Stud in Fermoy, including Walk In The Park, whose fee remains private. Of the other four, Milan is the most expensive of them at €8,000 (no change). Getaway is next, staying at €7,500, followed by Pour Moi on €5,000. Leading Light has had his fee trimmed by €500 to €3,500 and Walk In The Park remains private.