Cheryl Broderick from Ballypatrick Stud, Co Tipperary, told us that they breed from an average of 30 mares and as they do quite a lot of embryo transfers, they have multiple foals from mares over the course of the season. This allows their top mares to remain in competition with Greg Broderick.
Multiple Grand Prix winner Mrs Quinn (Laughtons Flight x Sky Boy): in foal this year to Je T’aime Flamenco for the second year.
Ballypatrick Flight (Laughtons Flights x Cavalier Royale): this mare was a six-year-old National Champion and jumped to Grand Prix level with Greg and is a half-sister to MHS Going Global. She is the dam of the foal sale-toppers at the 2105 Irish Breeders Classic (€22,000) and Bolesworth Sale England (€38,000): We took multiple embryos from her this year by Cornet Obolensky, Con Air and Emerald.
Exclusive Van Meyershoeve is a mare by Emerald x Clinton: She is a young promising mare. We took two embryos from her by Cornet Obolensky and Casall.
Maja (Ragazzo x Argentinus): jumped to 1.50m level. We took two embryos from her by Diamant De Semilly and Tyson.
Goodwins Loyalty (OBOS Quality x Candle King): she jumped to 1.55m with Kevin Babington. We took two embryos from her by Stakato Gold and Comme il Faut.
Ballypatrick’s Eve (Cruising x Ginger Holly): we took five embryos from her by Con Air, Conthargos, Vigo, Diamant de Semilly and Plot Blue.
Mariebel Van D,abdijhoeve (Casper x Cabrio Van De Heffinick): From the family of Hector Van d’Abdijhoeve, campaigned by Bertram Allen. She is in foal to Califax.
BP Guidy (Guidam Junior x Codex): a half-sister to Super Chilled, former six-year-old winner at the Dublin Horse Show and now jumping Internationally with Kevin Babington. She is in foal to Stakato Gold.
Babel (Diamant De Semilly x Dollar Du Murier): she is currently jumping with Greg so we took embryos from her by Cornet Obolensky, Stakato Gold and Con Air.
Diamond Jubilee (Clover Brigade x Irco Mena): This mare is from the family of Nations Cup Horses Mullaghdrin Gold Rain, Touchable and Mullaghdrin Touch The Stars. Has an embryo x Emerald and is in foal to Je T’aime Flamenco.
BP Athena (Indocto x Heritage Fortunas): her dam is Ballypatrick Mystique who was a five-year-old and seven-year Old National Champion and won a bronze medal in Lanaken at the seven-year-old World Breeding Championship in Lanaken. She is in foal to Plot Blue.
BELMONT HOUSE STUD
Andrea Etter of Belmont House Stud also has a full barn. Etter has access to a wide range of stallions, based in Belmont, such as Celtic Hero B Z and Stetter. Andrea told us about some of her mares and what she is looking forward to.
Cricket Z Caretano Z x For Pleasure: dam of Celtic Hero B Z, this mare was the winner of loose jumping 2015 and CSI Mullingar, RDS qualifier (best result over the whole week). Winner of the four-year-old Championships in Cavan 2016. Cricket is in foal to Stetter, international jumper and sire of international jumper 1.60m jumper Wetter.
Fair Lady B out of Fair Lady by O-Piloth: her dam Fair Lady won World Cup qualifier, she in foal to Nijinsky de Kalvarie.
Qlorofile M’Aurea Mr Blue x Pot D’Or xx: a 1.40m mare in foal to Stetter.
Lucy in the Sky B out of Wandonga by O-Piloth: dam jumped to 1.60m level. Lucy is dam of three-year-old stallion Mr Lincoln B by Aganix du Seigneur. She is in foal to Aganix du Seigneur, who is available by frozen semen at Belmont House Stud.
U Casallina by Casall: 1.40m mare in foal to Celtic Hero B Z.
Lauryn B is out of Lorina by O-Piloth: dam Lorina (same dam line as Berlin) won the Swiss Championships when ridden by Daniel Etter. She is in foal to Celtic Hero B Z.
Bright Life Hero is out of Liscalgot by Radco D’Houtveld out of World Champion mare Lisgalgot (jointly owned by Andrea Etter and Luc Henry).
Constanzia by Cardino: 1.60m mare, formerly ridden by Daniel Etter, in foal to Celtic Hero B Z.