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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*GB£ prices are approx.

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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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Group Winners & Track Records at the Doncaster St Leger Festival

GROUP WINNERS  & TRACK RECORDS AT THE DONCASTER ST  LEGER FESTIVAL

The Doncaster St Leger Meeting took place last week and GUTAIFAN led home a Dark Angel 1st and 3rd in the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes in a remarkable fashion to take  the juvenile track record. The progressive 2 year old followed on from his win in the G2 Prix Robert Papin and his second in the Gr1 Prix Morny to beat Ornate and the Yeomanstown yearling LOG OUT ISLAND (Dark Angel). The Al Shaqab owned colt  may now head to the Middle Park Stakes according to trainer Richard Hannon.

The previous day the ever tough REALTRA (Dark Angel) won the Group 3 Sceptre Stakes for Japanese owner Yasushi Kubota and trainer Roger Varian. This was the 3 year olds second win on the bounce following on from her decisive win in the Dick Hern Fillies Stakes at Haydock. The filly was bred by Tom and Geraldine Molan’s Riversfield Stud and was purchased by her current owner earlier this year at the Goffs London Sale on the eve of Royal Ascot for £290,00.

The Doncaster Festival gave Dark Angel a third winner in the shape of the ever green BRONZE ANGEL, when the 6 year old recorded his eighth career win in the big handicap on Saturday for owner Lady Tenant and trainer Marcus Tregoning. The Yeomanstown yearling was sold to Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock at Doncaster back in 2010 and has proved a loyal servant to his connections.

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A busy week…… Doncaster Sales and Mecca’s celebrations

A BUSY WEEK….. DONCASTER SALES & MECCA’S CELEBRATIONS

The Doncaster Premier yearling sales week kicked off in great style with a superb win in the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes for Mecca’s Angel. She showcased her awesome speed over the American raider  Alcapulco and earned a well deserved Timeform time figure of 129. It was a justly deserved win for the patience shown by her connections,  David Metcalfe, Michael Dods and jockey Paul Mulrennan. Mecca’s Angel is out of the Atraf mare Folga and is the sister to Markaz. Folga has a yearling filly going to Tattersalls Book 1 and a filly foal too – all by Dark Angel.

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The 2015 yearling sales opened with the Doncaster Premier Sale and it was a great week for the team at Doncaster with positive returns and for Yeomanstown and Dark Angel stock. We sold 9 yearlings:

Casamento x  Three Times for  £200,000 to the Hong Kong Jockey Club
Approve x White Daffodil for £72,000 to Shadwell Stud
Acclamation x Wiltshire Life for £38,000 to Richard Kent
Dark Angel x  First Lady for £70,000 to Stephen Hillen
Dark Angel x Golden Rosie for £240,000 to John Ferguson Bloodstock
Dark Angel x Heeby Jeeby for £110,000 to John Ferguson Bloodstock
Dark Angel x Kermana for £50,000 to Ritchie Fiddes
Camacho x Lady  Duxayana for £16,000 to Jeff Pearce
Harbour Watch x Myticism for £52,000 to Clive Cox

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DIVINE (IRE) makes it 13 stakes winners this season for Dark Angel

DIVINE (IRE) makes in 13 stakes winners this season for Dark Angel

Divine (IRE) toughed it out against a strong field in the EBF Stallions Highfield Farm Flying Fillies Stakes at Pontefract yesterday (16th August), to secure the 13th Stakes win for Dark Angel this season. This was the progressive fillies fourth career win and she was also Group 3 placed. She is trained by Mick Channon and owned by Mohammed  Al-Qatami and Khalid al-Mudhaf, who have had great success with fillies such as Lahaleeb in the past.

She is out the winning mare Carallia (IRE) and was purchased from Yeomanstown at Tattersalls Book2 by Hugo Merry on behalf of the owners.  Her full sister will sell at Tattersalls Book2 (Lot 673) later this year.

 

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