El Kabeir – New for 2018

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El Kabeir retires to Yeomanstown Stud

EL KABEIR (USA) TO YEOMANSTOWN

El Kabeir (Scat Daddy) and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr win a MSW at Saratoga Racecourse 8/30/14. Trainer: John Terranova. Owner: Zayat Stables LLC

El Kabeir (Scat Daddy) and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr win a MSW at Saratoga Racecourse 8/30/14. Trainer: John Terranova. Owner: Zayat Stables LLC

Yeomanstown Stud are delighted to announce the addition of EL KABEIR (USA) to their stallion roster for 2018. In a deal brokered by Brad Weisbord and BSW Bloodstock, the son of Scat Daddy will join DARK ANGEL, CAMACHO and GUTAIFAN at the Kildare based Farm.

A high class performer, El KABEIR is Scat Daddy’s best and highest rated 2 year old son to race in America. A Multiple Graded Stakes winner at two and three, El Kabeir raced at the highest level, breaking his maiden by 10 lengths in Saratoga, before landing the Grade 2 Jockey Club Stakes. He then followed up in the Grade 3 Jerome Stakes before finishing 3rd in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial Stakes. Further stakes wins in the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes and City of Laurel Stakes as well as finishing 2nd in the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes, are among the highlights in an illustrious career.

The striking grey was a sales topping yearling having realised $250,000 at OBS August Yearling Sale before embarking on a successful 2 year old career and offers the breeder a chance to breed to a precocious and high-class racehorse.

El Kabeir raced in the famous turquoise and yellow colours of Zayat Stables and Ahmed Zayat described the colt as follows “El Kabeir is a magnificent looking animal. We bought him as a yearling at OBS. His talent was clear to see early on – hence we gave him such a good name El Kabeir, meaning “The Boss”. A TDN rising star – tough, versatile and extremely talented he was on the Derby Trail having won the Jockey Club and the Jerome. We had Americal Pharaoh for the Derby and ElKabeir had such natural speed, we decided to keep him to a mile. He ran in the money 13 times from 5 furlongs to a mile and sixteenth – a proper racehorse. We look forward to seeing his future progeny in the sales ring and racetrack and will be actively supporting his stallion career with mares and in the sales ring”.

Commenting on the recent acquisition Gay O’Callaghan said ‘we are delighted to have purchased El Kabeir, he is an exceptional individual with a race record to match and will offer the European breeder a further chance to avail of the precocious and exciting Scat Daddy bloodlines.’

Stud fee to be announced in the coming weeks.

For any further information, please contact David O’Callaghan (+353 (0)86 8366554) or Gay O’Callaghan (+353 (0)87 2565561) or yeomanstownstud@eircom.net

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Statement from Yeomanstown Stud

JONATHAN FITZPATRICK 

The O’Callaghan family and all the staff at Yeomanstown Stud express their heartfelt condolences to Sharon, Joe, Susan, James and Killian Fitzpatrick on the untimely passing of Jonathan. ‬
‪Enthusiastic, hard working and always good humoured, he was a friend to us all and will be sadly missed.

Johnathan will be reposing at Keatingstown House on Tuesday (15th of August) from 3p.m. until 8p.m. Funeral Mass on Wednesday (16th of August) in St. Canice’s Church, Kilkenny at 11a.m. with burial afterwards.

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GUTAIFAN FOALS

GUTAIFAN FOALS

We’ve been delighted with Gutaifan’s first foals. Like his sire, Dark Angel, Gutaifan seems to have a predominant bay/grey gene and is also stamping his stock well with his foals showing great bone and action.

Here is a selection of a few:

12 March 2017;   Gutaifan ex Aja foal.      © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

12 March 2017; Gutaifan ex Aja foal. © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

10 March 2017;   Gutaifan ex Wonderful Town foal.      © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

10 March 2017; Gutaifan ex Wonderful Town foal. © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

8 March 2017;   Gutaifan ex Tamarisk foal at Morristown Lattin Stud.      © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

8 March 2017; Gutaifan ex Tamarisk foal at Morristown Lattin Stud. © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

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FIRST FOAL FOR GUTAIFAN

FIRST FOAL FOR GUTAIFAN

We are delighted to announce that Gutaifan’s first foal was born on the 3rd January. The beautiful grey filly is out of the Desert Style mare Dixiedoodledandy, who is a half sister to Group 2 Flying Childers winner Green Door (by Yeomanstown Stud resident stallion Camacho.)

Gutaifan is by Dark Angel and is a record breaking dual Gr2 winning 2yo and is standing at Yeomanstown Stud for a fee of €10,000.

5 January 2017; Gutaifan ex Dixiedoodledandy foal at Grangemore Stud.      © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

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A Summer of Success

A Summer of Success

We’ve all enjoyed some wonderful racing this Flat season, with so many highlights for Yeomanstown graduates and the stallion’s progeny, especially our resident super-star Dark Angel.

A definite highlight so far this year has been watching the great Mecca’s Angel power up the Knavesmire to win the Gr1 Nunthorpe Stakes for a second year in a row, earning her a Timeform rating of 132 and earning her the title of ‘Top Rated Sprinter in the World’ . She really is a filly of a lifetime for her owner David Metcalfe and trainer Michael Dods and we are so proud to have bred her. An accolade that earned us the Red Mills and Irish Field Breeder of the Year, at a wonderful evening in the Hangedmans Restaurant. Her smashing yearling sister is heading to Book 1.

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We’ve enjoyed watching our last year yearling graduates running (and winning!), including the Gr 2 Prix Robert Papin winner Tis Marvellous, a Yeomanstown graduate from Goffs UK Premier Yearling sale when selling to his trainer Clive Cox for £52,000. South Seas is another Group winning Yeomanstown graduate, winning the Gr 3 Solario Stakes and maintaining an unbeaten record. South Seas was sold at Tattersalls Book 1 to David Redvers for 145,000gns.

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The Malih Al Basti owned Arborist by Dark Angel and sold by Yeomanstown at Tattersalls last year, has proved himself in the winners enclosure and look to be an exciting future prospect. Perfect Angel is another graduate with a bright future, having won a competitive Goodwood maiden for Andrew Balding and owners Midmay Racing. Other exciting graduates include Lady Gio, Barrington, Queen Cleste and Parys Mountain.

The Cheveley Park Stud owned filly Persuasive by Dark Angel, has given us great viewing this year. Bred by John Tuthill, she is now unbeaten in all of her 5 starts including the LR Sandringham Handicap and the Group 3 Atalanta Fillies Stakes at Sandown. She is entered in the Group 1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown this weekend, so fingers crossed she makes it 6 in a row!

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A Busy Start To The Year

A  Busy Start To The New Year

We’ve had a busy start to 2016, with mares foaling, a busy weekend with the ITM stallion trail, Gay being honoured at the ITBA awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Mecca’s Angel being awarded the Longines Leading Sprint Filly of 2015 and some winners in Dubai! Here are some pictures of all that’s being going on!

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We were so proud when the superstar filly  Mecca’s Angel (Dark Angel x Folga) was awarded the Longines Award for the Fastest Filly in Europe with a rating of 120. She is credit to her trainer Michael Dods and owner David Metcalfe, who have done a superb job with her.  Her dam Folga will visit Dark Angel again this year and we are eagerly following her two year old sister’s progress with upcoming trainer George Peckham.

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Gay was honoured to be presented with a Life Time Achievement Award at the ITBA awards in The Heritage Hotel. It was a brilliant night, expertly hosted by Leo Powell and organised by the excellent team in the ITBA (Derek Iceton, Joe Foley, Shane O’Dwyer, Kerry and Regina).

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Dark Angel, Gutaifan and Camacho strutted their stuff during the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Stallion trail. It was a highly successful weekend and we had a great crowd of interested breeders and students through the doors.

 

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Dark Angel has had successful start to the year with some exciting winners in Meydan. Steady Pace thrilled a home crowd when beating Rouleau for a Godolphin 1-2 in the UAE 2,000 Guineas Trial and Fanciful Angel brought home a Dark Angel 1-2 when beating Dark Emerald in Meydan Hotel Handicap last Thursday.

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2016 Stallion fees announced

2016 Stallion Fees Announced 

The Stallion Fees for 2016 have been announced by Yeomanstown Stud.

Our new stallion, the record breaking son of Dark Angel GUTAIFAN will stand for €12,500/GB£9,500.

GUTAIFAN (left, Frankie Dettori) beats LOG OUT ISLAND (centre) in The Fly Aer Lingus From Doncaster Sheffield Flying Childers Stakes Doncaster 11 Sep 2015 - Pic Steven Cargill / Racingfotos.com

GUTAIFAN (left, Frankie Dettori) beats LOG OUT ISLAND (centre) in The Fly Aer Lingus From Doncaster Sheffield Flying Childers Stakes Doncaster 11 Sep 2015 – Pic Steven Cargill / Racingfotos.com

Following on from a phenomenal year both on the track and in the sales ring for his progeny, DARK ANGEL’s fee has risen to €60,000/GB£45,000.

28 May 2014;  at Morristown Lattin Stud.    © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

28 May 2014; at Morristown Lattin Stud. © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

While CAMACHO, a proven source of stakes winning sprinters see’s his fee remain at €7,500/GB£5,500, offering superb value for the breeder.

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The Breeders Cup…. Keeneland and Krasnodar

The Breeders Cup…. Keeneland and Krasnodar

Yeomanstown Stallions shared the limelight of two Breeders Cup’s over the weekend.

BIRCHWOOD by Dark Angel ran a superb race to finish a close third in the mile US$1-million G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Keeneland, USA on Friday. The Godolphin owned two year old was a first runner at the Breeders Cup for trainer Richard Fahey and for breeder Guy O’Callaghan.

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Another Yeomanstown stallion, Camacho also had a Breeders Cup runner and this time a winner when Kamancho secured his place as Russia’s top sprinter after winning the Group 1 Grand Criterium Sprint over 1,000 metres at the Autumn Russian Breeders Cup meeting in Krasnodar. He is owned by Zaur Sekrekov and was purchased at the 2013 Goresbridge Breeze Up Sales by Watkins Bloodstock. He is now a 4 time winner and 5 times placed from just 10 starts with previous group winning form. The owner can now have the choice of racing him on or retiring him to his Sekrekov Stud.

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Track Record Breaking Son of Dark Angel to Stud

Track Record Breaking Son of Dark Angel to Stud

Yeomanstown Stud are delighted to announce the addition of GUTAIFAN (IRE) to their stallion roster. The dual Group 2 winner will join his sire DARK ANGEL and CAMACHO at the Kildare based Farm.

GUTAIFAN, a tough high class two year old won the Gr2 Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte (beating the subsequent Gimcrack winner) before running a close second to Shalaa in the Gr1 Prix Morny. He followed these runs with a scorching win in the Gr2 Flying Childers Stakes, in a track record time.

The striking grey shares many of the same attributes as his sire DARK ANGEL, winning four times over five and six furlongs on all types of ground from good/firm to soft and offers the breeder a chance to breed to a precocious and high-class racehorse, who is the top rated two year old son of leading sire Dark Angel. Commenting on the latest addition, Gay O’Callaghan says “we are excited to have acquired GUTAIFAN, he’s a great looking horse with tremendous action and a high class two year old. Precocious, tough and sound, he reminds me a lot of his father.”

Stud fee to be announced in the coming weeks.

For any further information, please contact David O’Callaghan (+353 (0)86 8366554) or Gay O’Callaghan (+353 (0)87 2565561) or yeomanstownstud@eircom.net

GUTAIFAN (left, Frankie Dettori) beats LOG OUT ISLAND (centre) in The Fly Aer Lingus From Doncaster Sheffield Flying Childers Stakes Doncaster 11 Sep 2015 - Pic Steven Cargill / Racingfotos.com

GUTAIFAN (left, Frankie Dettori) beats LOG OUT ISLAND (centre) in The Fly Aer Lingus From Doncaster Sheffield Flying Childers Stakes Doncaster 11 Sep 2015 – Pic Steven Cargill / Racingfotos.com

 

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