IT is a rare event for an Epsom Derby winner to be available as a stallion to Irish National Hunt breeders, but that is the situation with Wings Of Eagles.

He moved in 2019 to The Beeches Stud in Co Waterford, having spent the 2018 season in France at the Haras du Montaigu of his breeders, Gilles and Aliette Forien, who sold him for €220,000 as a yearling. He now has two-year-olds in France, while his first Irish crop are now yearlings, 130 of them.