IRISH breeders are being invited to inspect approximately 40 British-based stallions online in an initiative by Britain’s Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and Great British Racing International.


The Great British Stallion Showcase replaces the TBA’s usual Flat Stallion Parade and the National Hunt Stallion Showcase, both of which cannot be staged in their normal format this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Instead, the TBA and GBRI have pulled together photographs and videos of each participating stallion, along with audio clips from stud managers, pedigrees and fees. The interactive stallion pages also include their British EBF eligibility where appropriate. The dedicated website features first and second season flat stallions, and National Hunt stallions of all ages.

The website’s intuitive and practical design allows breeders to go straight to the stallions they have in mind for their mare, while also inviting them to efficiently explore the other options available to them in Britain.

Claire Sheppard, chief executive of the TBA, said: “The TBA and GBRI are delighted to launch the Great British Stallion Showcase for 2021. While sadly the restrictions around Covid-19 have disrupted this year’s renewals of our annual Flat Stallion Parade and National Hunt Stallion Showcase, we wanted to offer breeders the next best opportunity to explore and view the outstanding stallion offering in Britain this year.

“Our team at the TBA have liaised closely with stallion studs to source a range of visual and audio assets, while the GBRI team have successfully built a user-friendly, practical website which contains a wealth of information.

“We are grateful for GBRI’s expertise in creating this virtual Showcase and we look forward to further promotion of the featured stallions over the coming weeks through behind-the-scenes footage and content across digital channels, including bespoke social media assets that have been provided to each stud involved.”

Moving your mare

THE UK has left the European Union, and new rules now apply for doing business between Ireland and Britain. The TBA’s Brexit Hb provides links to UK government information and up to date industry specific guidance, including answers to frequently asked questions.

Horse Racing Ireland’s website also contains plenty of relevant information for owners and breeders.



Participating stallions*

Almanaara (Mickley Stud, Shropshire): Son of Shamardal, half-brother to Dark Angel (£3,000)

Arrigo (Yorton Farm Stud, Wales): Group 2 winner and a Shirocco half-brother to German Derby winner Adlerflug (£1,300)

Ask (Dunraven Stud, Wales): Dual Group 1 winner by Sadler’s Wells (£1,500)

Axxos (Hundred Acre Farm, Lincolnshire): Group 2 winner and Group 1 runner-up (£1,500)

Dartmouth (Shade Oak Stud, Shropshire): Eight-time winner by Dubawi, won two Group 2 races (£2,500)

Diplomat (LM Stallions, March Hare Stud, Dorset): Dual Group 2 winner by Teofilo, who raced for seven seasons (£2,000)

Dragon Dancer (Nunstainton Stud, Co Durham): Derby runner-up by Sadler’s Wells (£1,500)

Eqtidaar (Nunnery Stud, Norfolk): Group 1 Commonwealth Cup winner, by Invincible Spirit (£5,000)

Falco (Hundred Acre Farm): Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner by Pivotal, already sire of winners under both codes (£3,500)

Flag Of Honour (National Stud, Newmarket): Irish St Leger winner by Galileo (£3,000)

Frammassone (Peel Hall Stud, Cheshire): Prolific hurdler in Italy, has already sired winners at Cheltenham and Punchestown (£2,000)

Frontiersman (Overbury Stud, Gloucestershire): By Dubawi out of Ouija Board, finished second in Group 1 Coronation Cup (£1,000)

Gentlewave (Yorton Farm Stud, Wales): Italian Derby winner by Monsun, already sire of Easysland (£3,250)

Jack Hobbs (Overbury Stud, Gloucestershire): Irish Derby winner who was the busiest NH stallion in the UK last year (£3,000)

Kameko (Tweenhills Stud, Gloucestershire): 2000 Guineas winner, by Kitten’s Joy (£25,000)

Land Force (Highclere Stud, Berkshire): Group 2 winner by No Nay Never from family of Cassandra Go (£5,000, 50/50 & Euros4Euros)

Legends Of War (LM Stallions, March Hare Stud, Dorset): By Scat Daddy, Grade 3 winner and Group 2 runner-up (£5,000)

Linda’s Lad (Yorton Farm Stud, Wales): Group 1 winner at two by Sadler’s Wells. Sire of Cash Back and Tout Est Permis (£2,500)

Masar (Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket): Derby winner by New Approach, also won Group 3 as juvenile (£14,000)

Master Carpenter (LM Stallions, March Hare Stud, Dorset): Group 3 winner who raced over 50 times (£2,000)

Masterstroke (Yorton Farm Stud, Wales): By Monsun out of Urban Sea’s daughter Melikah, this Group 2 winner is already the sire of blacktype winners under both codes (£3,000)

Mohaather (Nunnery Stud, Norfolk): Sussex Stakes winner and a Showcasing half-brother to Accidental Agent (£20,000)

Mountain High (Dunraven Stud, Wales): Group 1 winner by Danehill out of Hellenic (POA)

Norse Dancer (Nunstainton Stud, Co Durham): Dual Group 3 winner, sire of Yanworth (£2,000)

Pether’s Moon (Yorton Farm Stud, Wales): Group 1 Coronation Cup winner, already the sire of Auteuil winner (£2,000)

Planteur (Chapel Stud, Worcestershire): Prix Ganay winner, already sire of Trueshan and some smart jumpers (£3,000)

Rumble Inthejungle (Norman Court Stud, Wiltshire): Group 3 Molecomb Stakes winner, by Bungle Inthejungle (£3,500)

Scalo (Yorton Farm Stud, Wales): Free of Sadler’s Wells blood, has already sired a German Derby winner (£2,000)

Schiaparelli (Overbury Stud, Gloucestershire): Four-time Group 1 winner by Monsun, sire of Indefatigable and Ronald Pump (£2,000)

Scorpion (Shade Oak Stud, Shropshire): Montjeu horse, sire of four Grade 1 winners, including Might Bite (£3,000)

Sergei Prokofiev (Whitsbury Manor Stud, Hampshire): $1.1m yearling by Scat Daddy, won Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes (£6,500)

Southern Hills (LM Stallions, March Hare Stud, Dorset): Royal Ascot winner by Gleneagles (£3,000)

Study Of Man (Lanwades Stud, Newmarket): Prix du Jockey Club winner, by Deep Impact (£12,500)

Sun Central (Hundred Acre Farm, Lincolnshire): A Galileo half-brother to George Washington and Grandera (£1,000)

Telescope (Shade Oak Stud, Shropshire): Dual Group 2 winner by Galileo (£3,000)

Tip Two Win (LM Stallions, March Hare Stud, Dorset): Runner-up in the 2000 Guineas (£3,500)

Universal (Groomsbridge Stud, Suffolk): Dual Group 2 winner by Dubawi (£2,000)

Without Parole (Newsells Park Stud, Hertfordshire): Son of Frankel who won the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot (£10,000)

*more stallions are likely to be added

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