YEOMANSTOWN Stud has been a stud farm since 1921 and we took it over in 1981. It was a very successful stud farm before we had it, with some fantastic horses, the likes of Tudor Melody, bred here. Since we’ve taken it over, from our point of view, we’ve gone from strength to strength. We just try and look after our animals and our farm as best as we can and if we keep doing enough things right, we’ll stay lucky hopefully.
He has risen up right through the ranks to be one of the leading sires in Europe, year in, year out, for the last five years.
He has been a top five sire in Europe with new Group 1 winners every year. We’re very pleased with what he’s done for us and everyone that has been involved in him.
He is a very strong, good-moving and athletic horse. He is the perfect sprinter in so far as he’s a son of Danehill, and he has strength, action and temperament. That’s why people love him, because he produces these fast-looking horses who have great temperaments and just want to run and win.
We were very keen to get a son of Scat Daddy. He was a sale-topper as a yearling and he has a great pedigree.
He was a very good two-year-old. He won his maiden in Saratoga by 10 lengths and he won a Grade 2, the Jockey Club Stakes. Then he was a really good classic prospect as a three-year-old.
He won the Gotham Stakes and the Jerome Stakes and he went on to be third in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial as well, so he was a proper, proper horse.
He’s a very welcome addition to our roster, as a top-class son of Invincible Spirit out of the group-winning mare Rajeem. He was a very good two-year-old and a very good three-year-old.
He won group races at two, three and four years of age.
He’s a beautiful looking horse and he was very well received last year with a good book of mares sent to him.
He’s an exceptional looking son of Shamardal from one of the best families in the book. Pedigrees don’t come better. He was a top-class racehorse. He won the Prix d’Harcourt well, beating Group 1 winners Way To Paris and Sottsass. He was second in the French Guineas, just behind Persian King.