Other Yorkshire Studs - W

West Hall Stud
Longfield Farm, Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorks
Owner:
Mr. and Mrs.A.Scott-Harden (when a stud)
Acreage: 41
Type: Private
Notes: This stud was formed in 1979 primarily with the aim of buying foals and selling them on as yearlings. This they did with some success with the best horse sold out of the stud being Dubian (Premio Lydia Tesio G1, 3rd.Oaks G1, 3rd.Irish Oaks G1). Other good horses pin-hooked by the Scott-Harden's included Belle Joie (won 2 listed races in Italy) and Catherines Well (Won 7 races including Northumberland Sprint Trophy). Indeed between 1980 and 1986 the stud sold 15 fillies, 14 of whom ran and they were the winners of 25 races and placed 45 times, winning more than 200,000. Many of the foals were bought by West Hall Young Stock plc. a company, with outside shareholders, founded to undertake the pinhooking. However the stud was sold in 1993 and, as far as I know, has not been used for breeding thoroughbreds since.

 

West Moor Stud
Raskelf, York, YO6 3LR
Owner:
Larry & Liz Sigsworth
Acreage: 40
Type:Private
Notes: Mrs.Sigsworth used to go to school at Topcliffe with Lynda Ramsden, so when that trainer and her husband returned from the Isle of Man to set up a training stables near Thirsk it was natural that the Sigsworth's would become owners, having previously had horses with David Chapman, David Barron and Mick Easterby. The first horse they achieved success with was Travelling Light, winner of the Chester Cup in 1990 and third in the Tote Cesarewitch the same year.
However it was to be with their breeding activities that the Sigsworth's achieved there most notable successes. The foundation mare was Bias (Royal Prerogative - Brie) who had won six races. Liz inherited this horse from her father (Brian Driffield of Brafferton Manor, Helperby) in the early eighties, and he had bought her dam as a yearling, primarily because she was by Meldrum, whom he had bred himself out of the mare Rufina, who was a present from Lord Bolton. Bias was to produce 5 winners for the stud, most notably: Casteddu (by Efisio, who won 5 inc.Beeswing S G3, 3rd.Coventry S G3 and Criterion S G3), Barbaroja (by Efisio won 4 inc.Silver Tankard S L, 2nd.Zetland S L), Northern Influence (by Sayf El Arab, won 5 inc.Centurion Trophy L) and Vintage Only (won 21, 2nd.Gimcrack S G2, 3rd.Flying Childers S G2, Cornwallis S G3). All these horses raced for other owners (with the exception of Northern Influence who was put into training with the Ramsden's and won at two, but achieved his best results later in Hong Kong). The fillies however were usually retained and included Prejudice (by Young Generation) who has made a good start at stud with her first four foals all winners and Prejudice's daughter Discrimination (by Efisio) who won a claimer at Newmarket. However the most recent major success from this branch comes from Bias' unraced daughter Preference (by Efiso) who is dam of Ice Planet (2001 by Polar Falcon) who to date has won nearly 90,000 for David Nicholls' including the 2005 Great St Wilfrid Handicap, having been sold as a foal for 22,000gns
A family that has more recently entered the stud derives from the mare Fairy Flax (Dancing Brave - Fairy Tern) who is a half-sister to Hoy from the family of Elegant Air and Nemesia. Again her first two foals were both winners - but this time they were both fillies and both retained to go into training with the Ramsden's. The first, Fairywings won 3 races and 20,476 and the second, Caution won 4 races and 20,019. As daughters of Kris and Warning respectively these two mares will be valuable additions to the stud. Recent sales success include the daughter of Fairy Flax and Halling, who fetched 58,000gns at the 1999 October Sales, but as long ago as 1992 they receieved 50,000gns for the yearling later to become Barbaroja. In more recent times the best sales result has been the 40,000gns a Fraam colt bred by Yorkshire resident Billy Turner achieved at the 2003 Tattersalls December Foal Sales.
The Sigsworth's currently have horses (homebred and otherwise) with Ollie Pears in Norton.

Mares & Foals at West Moor Stud. Click for a larger image.

2008 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster St Leger Yearling Sales 2008
Lot 203 (Consigned by Catridge Farm Stud) bf Pastoral Pursuits - Preference (Efisio). 1/2 brother to 2w/3r/4rao inc ICE PLANET (Won 4 and 90,421). Dam is unraced own sister to CASTEDDU (Won 5 inc Beeswing S G3, 3rd.Coventry S G3, Criterion S G3 etc) and BARBAROJA (Won 7 inc Silver Tankard S L, 2nd.Zetland S L) and 1/2 sister to 3 other winners inc NORTHERN INFLUENCE (Won 6 inc Centurion Trophy L) and Vintage Only (Won 5, 2nd.Gimcrack S G2, 3rd.Flying Childers S G2, Cornwallis S G3 etc). 2nd dam won 6. 3rd dam won 3 and is 1/2 sister to 5 winners. Family of SOL'ARGENT and EMBOSS. 45,000gns (Shadwell Estate Company Ltd)

 

2006 Bloodstock Sales
Tattersalls December Sales - Part Two - Foals 2006
Lot 972 (Property of a partnership) ch c Medicean - Preference (Efisio). 1/2 brother to 1 winners from 3 RAO viz ICE PLANET (Won 3 and 76,828). Dam is unraced own sister to CASTEDDU (Won 5 inc Beeswing S G3, 3rd.Coventry S G3, Criterion S G3 etc) and BARBAROJA (Won 7 inc Silver Tankard S L, 2nd.Zetland S L) and 1/2 sister to 3 other winners inc NORTHERN INFLUENCE (Won 6 inc Centurion Trophy L) and Vintage Only (Won 5, 2nd.Gimcrack S G2, 3rd.Flying Childers S G2, Cornwallis S G3 etc). 2nd dam won 6. 3rd dam won 3. 70,000gns (Anthony Stroud Bloodstock).

Lot 973 (Property of a partnership) bc Sulamani - Fairywings (Kris). 1/2 brother to 1 winners from 2 RAO viz TROJAN FLIGHT (Won 5 54,376). Dam won 3 and 20,476 and is 1/2 sister to 3 winners inc.CAUTION (Won 5 and 38,873). 2nd dam won 1 and is 1/2 sister to 9 winners inc..WAY OF THE WORLD (Won 4 inc.Fleet Victress S L, dam of LAURIE BEGONE), Hoy (Won 3, 2nd.Desmond S G3, Monks Cross S L, Bassett Foods Mile L, Heron S L, 3rd.Ballymacoy S G3), Papua (Won 3, 2nd.Prix du Haras de la Huderie L, 3rd.Easter S L) and FAIRY FORTUNE (Won 1, dam of Halloa (Won 1, 3rd.Rose Bowl S L, Sweet Solera S L) and Counsel's Opinion (Won 9, 2nd.Huxley S G3 etc.). 3rd dam Fairy Tern won 3, 2nd.Strensall S L, 3rd.Grosser Kaufhof-Preis G3, Duchess of Montrose H L, Harry Rosebery Challenge Trophy L, Prince of Wales S L and is own sister to NEMESIA (Chester S L,, 3rd.Racal-Vodafone S L) and 1/2 sister to 7 other winners inc. ELEGANT AIR (Tattersalls Rogers Gold Cup G2, Horris Hill S G3, Westbury S G3 etc). 10,000gns (Dr Klaus Erich Roche)

Lot 1043 bc Oasis Dream - Ocean View (Gone West). 1/2 brother to 3 winners from 6 RAO inc OFFICER ROCKET (Won 4 inc. Arlington Washington Futurity G3, Spectacular Bid S) and Desert View (Won 2, 3rd.Audrey Skirball-Kenis S). Dam won 2, 2nd.Oak Leaf S G1, 3rd.Hollywood Oaks G1 etc and is own sister to WESTERLY BREEZE (Won 2 inc Alcibiades S G2, 3rd.Charon S) and 1/2 sister to 9 other winners inc JACKSONPORT (Won 9 inc.Flag Raiser S L, 2nd.Assault H G3, Gallant Fox H G3 etc), ALFRED'S BLUFF (Won 13) and the dam of SHABAB (San Mateo S). 2nd dam won 2 and is 1/2 sister to 2 winners and to the dams of OH TEE, LORD TRY ON, KING TRY ON, COAXING CHAD, COAX ME AGAIN, BOBBY M and GALLANT TRIP. 75,000gns (Tally-Ho Stud)

 

2005 Bloodstock Sales
Tattersalls December Sales (Foals) 2005
Lot 403 chc Muhtarram - Bisque (Inchinor). Second foal. Dam placed once. 2nd dam is placed 1/2 sister to 6 winners inc. BUTRINTO (Won 8). 3rd dam Bay Bay won 1, 3rd.Venus Fillies S L, Remembrance Day S L and is 1/2 sister to 7 winners inc. My Lamb (won 6, 2nd.Fred Archer S L) and to the dams of Dr Julian (3rd.July S L), Baize (Won 5, 3rd.Molecomb S G3, dam of SINGHALESE Del Mar Oaks G1) and Bayleaf (Won 1, 2nd.Flying Fillies S L, 3rd.Hopeful S L), who is dam of Folio (Won 3, 3rd.Molecomb S G3). 1,000gns (VENDOR)

Lot 404 chf Ishiguru - Pretiosa (Royal Abjar). Third foal. Dam is placed 1/2 sister to 6 winners inc. Unconditional Love (Won 3 and 41,842, 2nd.Oak Tree S L, 3rd.Hungerford S G3) and Casque Bleu (Won 2, 2nd.Premio Torricola L). 2nd dam is unraced 1/2 sister to 7 winners inc. KAMPALA (Won 8 inc.Hungerford S G3, Beeswing S L, Victoria Cup H L, 2nd.Vernons Sprint Cup G2), MILLIONAIRE (Won 4 inc.Queen's Vase G3, 3rd.Chester Vase G3 etc), STATE OCCASION (Won 2 inc.Horris Hill S G3, 3rd.Clarence House S L) and Chesham Squire (Won 1, 2nd.Horris Hill S G3). 3rd dam State Pension won 2, 2nd.Epsom Oaks, and is 1/2 sister to 8 winners inc. XERXES (Coventry S, Woodcote S, 2nd.Dee S), HONEYMOOR (Won 4 inc.Sandown Park Produce S, Scarbrough S), Rhinestone (Won 1, 2nd.Cheshire Oaks G3, dam of PARPAILLOT and 2nd dam of LITTLEMISSTROUBLE), River Rhine, Rhine Maiden (dam of TUDOR RHYTHM and RHINELAND), Courageous, and to the dam of HONEY POT (St.Hugh's S L, dam of GIRL FROM IPANEMA - Victress S L, 2nd.Falmouth S G2). 3,000gns (Kim Bartlett)

 

2003 Bloodstock Sales
Tattersalls December Sales - Foals 2003
Lot 359 (Prop of a partnership). ch f Bertolini - Bisque (Inchinor). First foal. Dam is placed once. 2nd dam is placed 1/2 sister to 5 winners inc. BUTRINTO (Won 8). 3rd dam Bay Bay won 1, 3rd.Venus Fillies S L, Remembrance Day S L and is 1/2 sister to 7 winners inc. My Lamb (won 6, 2nd.Fred Archer S L) and to the dams of Dr Julian (3rd.July S L), Baize (Won 5, 3rd.Molecomb S G3) and Bayleaf (Won 1, 2nd.Flying Fillies S L, 3rd.Hopeful S L), who is dam of Folio (Won 3, 3rd.Molecomb S G3). Not Sold

Lot 360 (Prop of a partnership). bc Fraam - Forest Fantasy (Rambo Dancer). 1/2 brother to 2 winners from 3 RAO viz PRINCE ATRAF and SHERIFF'S DEPUTY. Dam won 2 and is 1/2 sister to 5 winners inc. IMPERIAL STAR (Won 5 inc.Las Cienegas H G3, Prix de la Calonne L, Prix Hampton L, 2nd.San Simeon H G3). 2nd dam won 2 and is 1/2 sister to 2 winners inc. Maiden Erlegh (Won 1, 3rd.Nell Gwyn S G3). 3rd dam FAB won Blue Seal S, 3rd.Falmouth S, Imperial S and is 1/2 sister to 7 winners inc. FRANCOISE (Sandleford Priory S, 2nd.Nassau S). 40,000gns (Gill Richardson).

Lot 361 (Prop of a partnership) ch f Bertolini - Pretiosa (Royal Abjar). First foal. Dam is placed 1/2 sister to 6 winners inc. Unconditional Love (Won 3 and 41,842, 2nd.Oak Tree S L, 3rd.Hungerford S G3) and Casque Bleu (Won 2, 2nd.Premio Torricola L). 2nd dam is unraced 1/2 sister to 7 winners inc. KAMPALA (Won 8 inc.Hungerford S G3, Beeswing S L, Victoria Cup H L, 2nd.Vernons Sprint Cup G2), MILLIONAIRE (Won 4 inc.Queen's Vase G3, 3rd.Chester Vase G3 etc), STATE OCCASION (Won 2 inc.Horris Hill S G3, 3rd.Clarence House S L) and Chesham Squire (Won 1, 2nd.Horris Hill S G3). 3rd dam State Pension won 2, 2nd.Epsom Oaks, and is 1/2 sister to 8 winners inc. XERXES (Coventry S, Woodcote S, 2nd.Dee S), HONEYMOOR (Won 4 inc.Sandown Park Produce S, Scarbrough S), Rhinestone (Won 1, 2nd.Cheshire Oaks G3, dam of PARPAILLOT and 2nd dam of LITTLEMISSTROUBLE), River Rhine, Rhine Maiden (dam of TUDOR RHYTHM and RHINELAND), Courageous, and to the dam of HONEY POT (St.Hugh's S L, dam of GIRL FROM IPANEMA - Victress S L, 2nd.Falmouth S G2). 5,200gns (Peter Doyle Bloodstock).

 

2002 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster St Leger Yearling Sales 2002
Lot 42 bf Efisio - Ahla (Unfuwain). 1/2 sister to 2 RAO. Dam won 1 and is 1/2 sister to 2 winners inc.Rahika Rose (won 3, 3rd.Athasi S L). 2nd dam, Rahik, won 1 and 2nd.CL Weld Park S G3, Champion 2yo Trophy L, and is 1/2 sister to 5 winners inc.AL-AABIR (Won 10 inc.Prix de l'Immobiliere L, Prix Baron Brugmann de Walzin L etc) and the dams of Rose Alto, STONE ROSE (Ra Ora S L, 2nd.Matamata Breeders' S G2) and REFUSE TO LOSE (Won 6 inc.Wulfrun S L., 3rd.Royal Hunt Cup). 3rd dam, RAMBLING ROSE, won 7 inc.Prix de Petit Couvert G3, 2nd.Bovis H L, 3rd.Stewards Cup H L. 2,600gns (BBA Ger).

Tattersalls October Yearling Sales 2002
Lot 841 bf Halling - Fairy Flax (Dancing Brave). 1/2 sister to 3 winners from 6 RAO inc.CAUTION (Won 5 and 38,873) and FAIRYWINGS (Won 3 and 20,476). Dam is winning 1/2 sister to 9 winners inc..WAY OF THE WORLD (Won 4 inc.Fleet Victress S L, dam of LAURIE BEGONE), Hoy (Won 3, 2nd.Desmond S G3, Monks Cross S L, Bassett Foods Mile L, Heron S L, 3rd.Ballymacoy S G3), Papua (Won 3, 2nd.Prix du Haras de la Huderie L, 3rd.Easter S L) and FAIRY FORTUNE (Won 1, dam of Halloa (Won 1, 3rd.Rose Bowl S L, Sweet Solera S L)). 2nd dam Fairy Tern won 3, 2nd.Strensall S L, 3rd.Grosser Kaufhof-Preis G3, Duchess of Montrose H L, Harry Rosebery Challenge Trophy L, Prince of Wales S L and is own sister to NEMESIA (Chester S L,, 3rd.Racal-Vodafone S L) and 1/2 sister to 7 other winners inc. ELEGANT AIR (Tattersalls Rogers Gold Cup G2, Horris Hill S G3, Westbury S G3 etc). 9,000gns (Vendor)

Lot 842 ch c Hector Protector - Fairywings (Kris). 1/2 brother to 1 RAO. Dam won 3 and 20,476 and is 1/2 sister to 2 winners inc.CAUTION (Won 5 and 38,873). 2nd dam won 1 and is 1/2 sister to 9 winners inc..WAY OF THE WORLD (Won 4 inc.Fleet Victress S L, dam of LAURIE BEGONE), Hoy (Won 3, 2nd.Desmond S G3, Monks Cross S L, Bassett Foods Mile L, Heron S L, 3rd.Ballymacoy S G3), Papua (Won 3, 2nd.Prix du Haras de la Huderie L, 3rd.Easter S L) and FAIRY FORTUNE (Won 1, dam of Halloa (Won 1, 3rd.Rose Bowl S L, Sweet Solera S L)). 3rd dam Fairy Tern won 3, 2nd.Strensall S L, 3rd.Grosser Kaufhof-Preis G3, Duchess of Montrose H L, Harry Rosebery Challenge Trophy L, Prince of Wales S L and is own sister to NEMESIA (Chester S L,, 3rd.Racal-Vodafone S L) and 1/2 sister to 7 other winners inc. ELEGANT AIR (Tattersalls Rogers Gold Cup G2, Horris Hill S G3, Westbury S G3 etc). 15,000gns (Vendor)

Tattersalls December Sales (Foals) 2002
Lot 430 ch c Loup Sauvage - Fairy Flax (Dancing Brave). 1/2 sister to 3 winners from 6 RAO inc.CAUTION (Won 5 and 38,873) and FAIRYWINGS (Won 3 and 20,476). Dam is winning 1/2 sister to 9 winners inc..WAY OF THE WORLD (Won 4 inc.Fleet Victress S L, dam of LAURIE BEGONE), Hoy (Won 3, 2nd.Desmond S G3, Monks Cross S L, Bassett Foods Mile L, Heron S L, 3rd.Ballymacoy S G3), Papua (Won 3, 2nd.Prix du Haras de la Huderie L, 3rd.Easter S L) and FAIRY FORTUNE (Won 1, dam of Halloa (Won 1, 3rd.Rose Bowl S L, Sweet Solera S L)). 2nd dam Fairy Tern won 3, 2nd.Strensall S L, 3rd.Grosser Kaufhof-Preis G3, Duchess of Montrose H L, Harry Rosebery Challenge Trophy L, Prince of Wales S L and is own sister to NEMESIA (Chester S L,, 3rd.Racal-Vodafone S L) and 1/2 sister to 7 other winners inc. ELEGANT AIR (Tattersalls Rogers Gold Cup G2, Horris Hill S G3, Westbury S G3 etc). Not Sold (5,800gns)

Lot 431 (Prop of a partnership) bc Fraam - Forest Fantasy (Rambo Dancer). 1/2 brother to 1 winner from 2 RAO viz PRINCE ATRAF (Won 1). Dam won 2 and is 1/2 sister to 5 winners inc. IMPERIAL STAR (Won 5 inc.Las Cienegas H G3, Prix de la Calonne L, Prix Hampton L, 2nd.San Simeon H G3). 2nd dam won 2 and is 1/2 sister to 2 winners inc. Maiden Erlegh (won 1, 3rd.Nell Gwyn S G3). 3rd dam FAB won 1, Blue Seal S, 3rd.Falmouth S, Imperial S and is 1/2 sister to 7 winners inc. FRANCOISE (Sandleford Priory S, 2nd.Nassau S).Not Sold (9,800gns)

Some Previous Sales

2000;   Lot Col/Sex Pedigree Price Purchaser

Tatts Oct Yrlg

 

755

ch f

Halling - Ahla (Unfuwain)

10,000gns

VENDOR

Tatts Oct Yrlg

 

805

ch c

Zamindar - Fairy Flax (Dancing Brave)

33,000gns

VENDOR

2001;            

Tatts Oct Yrlg

 

338

b c

Piccolo - Discrimination (Efisio)

11,000gns

Peter Harris

Tatts Dec Foals

Prop of partnership

538

b c

Atraf - Forest Fantasy (Rambo Dancer)

17,000gns

Miss P.Sylvester

Tatts Dec Foals

 

539

b c

Polar Falcon - Preference (Efisio)

22,000gns

Cheveley Park Stud

Tatts Dec Foals

 

540

ch c

Hector Protector - Fairywings (Kris)

16,000gns

VENDOR

 

Westow Hall Stud
Westow Hall, Whitwell, North Yorkshire
Owner:
Lord Grimthorpe
Acreage; 120
Notes:
Westow Hall is best known as the breeder of Mrs.McArdy (Tribal Chief - Hanina) who won the 1,000 Guineas G1 in 1977 when trained by Mick Easterby. The dam, Hanina, was bred by the Theakston Stud. Westow also bred Minho who won the Northern Free Handicap. Lord Grimthorpe usually kept around a dozen mares on the property, which he had re-established as a stud in 1965. By 1975 funds were low and Lord Grimthorpe decided to stop breeding, this precipitated the sale of Westow's eleven mares, foals and yearlings en bloc to Mick Easterby (Lord Grimthorpe retained one yearling, the subsequent Ripon winner Tin Miner), and Hanina, in typical Mick Easterby style, was subsequently sold twice within 48 hours of the original deal ! Mrs McArdy was one of the parcel and was sold on to Bill and Edith Kettlewell for 1,200gns. Despite the closure of the stud Lord Grimthorpe remained an Easterby owner up to his death in 2003. His father (who amongst other things designed the Westminster Clock) owned the Grand National winner Fortina and trainer Ralph Beckett is a nephew. Lord Grimthorpe's eldest son, Teddy Beckett (formerly with the BBA) is racing manager to Prince Khalid Abdullah. Furthermore Lord Grimthorpe was brother in law to fellow Jockey Club member the Earl of Scarbrough.

Westow Hall, July 2005, click for a larger image

 

Westwood Farm (now Lane Side Farm)
Bramham, Wetherby, West Yorks LS23 6LG
Owner:
Mrs Muriel Hills
Acreage:
Type:Private
Notes: You won't see Westwood (or Lane Side) on many lists of stud farms, Yorkshire or otherwise. It was however the home of one of Yorkshires best loved equine celebrities. Mrs.Hills bought Mild Wind (Porto Bello - Mile Cross), a poor performer on the flat and over hurdles to be her first racing mare, ironically the seller was her brother, trainer David Chapman. Sent to the cheap (350) stallion Most Secret (then standing at Easthorpe Hall Stud) she produced the amazing Soba, 'The Queen Of The North'. This filly was sent to Chapman and the initial omens were not good. As a two-year-old her best effort in nine outings was third off bottom weight in a small race at Musselburgh. However the following year she won 11 races including the Stewards Cup L, Scarbrough S L, Great St.Wilfrid H and the Gosforth Park Cup as well as being second in the Diadem S G3. She progressed further at four and was unfortunate to come up against Habibti, one of the greatest sprinters of the post war era, against whom she was second four times. However that year she did win the King George S G3 and Scarbrough S L and was second in the Prix de l'Abbaye G1, July Cup G1, Kings Stand S G1, Vernons Sprint Cup G2, Wm Hill Sprint Champioship G2 (disqualified for interference) and third in the Diadem S G3. In all she won 13 races and 153,680.
Retired to Westwood (where a smart new stable block has been built), Soba has to date bred 9 winners from 11 racing age offspring, perhaps the most successful on the racecourse being the 1993 Ayr Silver Cup winner Sobering Thoughts. Initially she was bred on foal shares to expensive Coolmore stallions such as Golden Fleece, Sadler's Wells , Caerleon and Be My Guest. Unfortunately, although lucrative, this meant that the offspring were sold out of the family. However Mrs.Hills did retain one of the earlier daughters - Soba Up (by Persian Heights) who won 7 races and 46,828 when trained by Tim Etherington as well as gaining valuable black type by finishing third in the Chester Rated S L. Soba Up's best progeny to date is Saint Alebe (1999 gelding by Bishop Of Cashel) who was sold by the Hills for 8,000gns to David Elsworth, who trained him to win two races including the 2003 Ebor Handicap at York. Soba Up's daughter Cedar Jeneva (98 by Muhtarram) was re-purchased by the Hills' for the bargain price of 650 gns at the 2001 Ascot Sales, and has now joined the broodmare band, producing a Rambling Bear foal in March 2007. Soba Up died March 2007 whilst foaling, the Mark of Esteem foal survived.
In addition to Soba Up Mrs.Hills later bought back another daughter of Soba - Water Well at the 1996 December Sales for 13,500gns, having sold her as a yearling for 70,000gns to Bill Gredley. Water Well bred Soaked for Mr.Gredley who was trained, appropriately enough, by David 'Dandy' Nicholls, who rode Soba in all her races. Under his guidance Soaked won 9 flat handicaps in 1998 - equalling the 20th Century record for this type of race, he was still going strong in 2003 winning the 10,082 Easibet.net Handicap at Musselburgh. Her daughter Gotya (2000 f by Gothenberg) was retained by the Hills and put in training with John Weymes before being sold in Feb 2006, having produced a single foal for the stud.
The other significant daughter of Soba is Oh So Well (like Water Well a daughter of Sadler's Wells) who is based at the Manor House Stud. She has produced Dances With Dreams (Winner, 2nd.Prix Saraca L, 3rd.Golden Daffodil S L, 4th.Poule d'Essai des Pouliches G1) and Dark Moondancer (Prix Ganey G1, Gran Premio di Milano G1, Prix d'Harcourt G2, American H G2, St.Simon S G3 etc.). So given that prior to 1995 the only 'black type' on Soba's three generation pedigree was herself this is certainly a family on the upgrade! Mild Wind eventually became the dam of a total of 4 winners and the stud also owned Soba's 1/2 sisters La Thuile (by Statoblest) and Sizzling Sista (by Sizzling Melody), although the later was sold in 2004.
Soba's daughter French Gift (actually her highest rated offspring following her fourth in the Houghton Stakes of 1993) is also responsible for leading sprint handicapper Whistler, although he was not bred by the Hills'.
After a grand 'innings' Soba died aged 25 in September 2004. At the following years December Sales however the Hills' spent 1,000gns on one of Soba's last daughters, the barren five year old mare Otylia, who was placed multiple times without winning, they had sold the filly at Doncaster for 25,000gns four years earlier. The primary reason for buying Otylia was actually her sweet nature and that, as a result, she was a family favourite. However she has confounded expectations by being tested in foal to Mark Johnston's former charge Lucky Story and produced a foal in March 2007. The property, confusingly, is sometimes also known as Lane Side Farm. Mrs. Hills has had a couple of homebred fillies in training each year with Paul Midgley since 2006.

Doncaster October Yearling Sale 2008
Lot 111 ch f (Consigned by
Evelyn Stud) chf Lucky Story - Otylia (Wolfhound) 5,000gns (VENDOR)

2007 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster January Sales 2007
Lot 434 (Consigned by Battlefield Stud) yrlg bf Hunting Lion - La Thuile (Statoblest) 500gns (Vendor)

Doncaster October Yearling Sales 2007
Lot 767 (Consigned by Battlefield Stud) bf Hunting Lion - La Thuile (Statoblest). 1/2 sister to 1 winner from 3 RAO viz GREEN STATE (Won 9, 36,405). Dam is unplaced 1/2 sister to 4 winners inc. SOBA who won 13 inc.King George S G3, Stewards Cup H L, 2nd.July Cup G1, King's Stand S G1, Prix de l'Abbaye G1, Haydock Sprint Cup G1, Diadem S G3, 3rd.Diadem S G3 etc and is dam of 9 winners inc. Soba Up (won 7 and 46,828, 3rd.Chester Rated Stakes L., dam of SAINT ALEBE), SOBA JONES (Won 12, 67,410), SPITZBERGEN (Won 8, 23,143) and SOBERING THOUGHTS (Won 7, 43,553) and also to the dam of DARK MOONDANCER (Won 10 inc.Prix Ganey G1, Gran Premio di Milano G1, Prix d'Harcourt G2, American H G2, San Luis Obispo H G2, San Luis Rey S G2, St.Simon S G3 etc). and Dances With Dreams (Won 1,2nd.Prix Saraca L, 3rd.Golden Daffodil S L,4th.Poule d'Essai des Pouliches G1) 6,200gns (P.T.Midgley).

 

2006 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster Feb Sales 2006
Lot 427 Gotya 6yom Gothenberg - Water Well (Sadler's Wells). Dam of yearling by Compton Admiral. 1/2 sister to 3 winners from 7 RAO inc.SOAKED (Won 19, 109,344). Dam is winning 1/2 sister to 8 winners inc. Soba Up (won 7 and 46,828, 3rd.Chester Rated Stakes L,. dam of SAINT ALEBE), SPTIZBERGEN (Won 8), SOBA JONES (Won 7) and SOBERING THOUGHTS (Won 7) and to the dam of DARK MOONDANCER (Won 10 inc.Prix Ganey G1, Gran Premio di Milano G1, Prix d'Harcourt G2, American H G2, San Luis Obispo H G2, San Luis Rey S G2, St.Simon S G3 etc). and Dances With Dreams (Won 1,2nd.Prix Saraca L, 3rd.Golden Daffodil S L,4th.Poule d'Essai des Pouliches G1). 2nd dam SOBA, won 13 inc.King George S G3, Stewards Cup H L, 2nd.July Cup G1, King's Stand S G1, Prix de l'Abbaye G1, Haydock Sprint Cup G1, Diadem S G3, 3rd.Diadem S G3. 1,000gns (McKeever St Lawrence)


Doncaster October Yearling Sales 2006
Lot 599 (Consigned by Battlefield Stud) bc Compton Admiral - Gotya (Gothenberg). First foal. Dam is unplaced 1/2 sister to 3 winners inc. SOAKED (Won 19, 109,344). 2nd Dam is winning 1/2 sister to 9 winners inc. Soba Up (won 7 and 46,828, 3rd.Chester Rated Stakes L,. dam of SAINT ALEBE), SPTIZBERGEN (Won 8), SOBA JONES (Won 7) and SOBERING THOUGHTS (Won 7) and to the dam of DARK MOONDANCER (Won 10 inc.Prix Ganey G1, Gran Premio di Milano G1, Prix d'Harcourt G2, American H G2, San Luis Obispo H G2, San Luis Rey S G2, St.Simon S G3 etc). and Dances With Dreams (Won 1,2nd.Prix Saraca L, 3rd.Golden Daffodil S L,4th.Poule d'Essai des Pouliches G1). 3rd dam SOBA, won 13 inc.King George S G3, Stewards Cup H L, 2nd.July Cup G1, King's Stand S G1, Prix de l'Abbaye G1, Haydock Sprint Cup G1, Diadem S G3, 3rd.Diadem S G3. 800gns (VENDOR).

Lot 776 (Consigned by Battlefield Stud) bc Lear Spear - Cedar Jeneva (Muhtarram). Third foal. Dam is unplaced 1/2 sister to SAINT ALEBE (Won 4 and 139,481). 2nd dam Soba Up won 7 and 46,828, 3rd.Chester Rated Stakes L. and is 1/2 sister to 8 winners inc. SPITZBERGEN (Won 8 and 23,143), SOBERING THOUGHTS (Won 7 and 43,553) and SOBA JONES (Won 7 and 53,976), also 1/2 sister to the dam of DARK MOONDANCER (Won 10 inc.Prix Ganey G1, Gran Premio di Milano G1, Prix d'Harcourt G2, American H G2, San Luis Obispo H G2, San Luis Rey S G2, St.Simon S G3 etc). and Dances With Dreams (Won 1,2nd.Prix Saraca L, 3rd.Golden Daffodil S L,4th.Poule d'Essai des Pouliches G1) and to the dams of SOAKED (Won 19 and 109,344) and WHISTLER (Won 10 and 122,186). 3rd dam, SOBA, won 13 inc.King George S G3, Stewards Cup H L, 2nd.July Cup G1, King's Stand S G1, Prix de l'Abbaye G1, Haydock Sprint Cup G1, Diadem S G3, 3rd.Diadem S G3. 3,000gns (VENDOR).

 

2005 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster October Yearling Sales 2005
Lot 940 (Consigned by Battlefield Stud) bc Primo Valentino - Water Well (Sadler's Wells). 1/2 sister to 3 winners from 7 RAO inc.SOAKED (Won 19, 109,344). Dam is winning 1/2 sister to 8 winners inc. Soba Up (won 7 and 46,828, 3rd.Chester Rated Stakes L,. dam of SAINT ALEBE), SPTIZBERGEN (Won 8), SOBA JONES (Won 7) and SOBERING THOUGHTS (Won 7) and to the dam of DARK MOONDANCER (Won 10 inc.Prix Ganey G1, Gran Premio di Milano G1, Prix d'Harcourt G2, American H G2, San Luis Obispo H G2, San Luis Rey S G2, St.Simon S G3 etc). and Dances With Dreams (Won 1,2nd.Prix Saraca L, 3rd.Golden Daffodil S L,4th.Poule d'Essai des Pouliches G1). 2nd dam SOBA, won 13 inc.King George S G3, Stewards Cup H L, 2nd.July Cup G1, King's Stand S G1, Prix de l'Abbaye G1, Haydock Sprint Cup G1, Diadem S G3, 3rd.Diadem S G3. 3,200gns (David Chapman)

Lot 941 (Consigned by Battlefield Stud) bc Warningford - Ceda Jeneva (Muhtarram). Second foal. Dam is unplaced 1/2 sister to SAINT ALEBE (Won 2 and 139,481). 2nd dam Soba Up won 7 and 46,828, 3rd.Chester Rated Stakes L. and is 1/2 sister to 8 winners inc. SPITZBERGEN (Won 8 and 23,143), SOBERING THOUGHTS (Won 7 and 43,553) and SOBA JONES (Won 7 and 53,976), also 1/2 sister to the dam of DARK MOONDANCER (Won 10 inc.Prix Ganey G1, Gran Premio di Milano G1, Prix d'Harcourt G2, American H G2, San Luis Obispo H G2, San Luis Rey S G2, St.Simon S G3 etc). and Dances With Dreams (Won 1,2nd.Prix Saraca L, 3rd.Golden Daffodil S L,4th.Poule d'Essai des Pouliches G1) and to the dams of SOAKED (Won 19 and 109,344) and WHISTLER (Won 10 and 122,186). 3rd dam, SOBA, won 13 inc.King George S G3, Stewards Cup H L, 2nd.July Cup G1, King's Stand S G1, Prix de l'Abbaye G1, Haydock Sprint Cup G1, Diadem S G3, 3rd.Diadem S G3. 4,200gns (David Chapman)

 

2004 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster January Sales 2004
Lot 98 (Consigned by Battlefield Stud) 14yo bm Sizzling Sista by Sizzling Melody - Mild Wind (Porto Bello). 1,000gns (Red House Farm).

Tattersalls October Sales 2004 - Part Two
Lot 1830 (Consigned by Battlefield Stud) ch f Arkadian Hero - Soba Up (Persian Heights). 1/2 sister to 1w/3r/3RAO viz SAINT ALEBE (Won 2 and 139,481 inc. Ebor H). Dam won 7 and 46,828, 3rd.Chester Rated Stakes L. and is 1/2 sister to 8 winners inc. SPITZBERGEN (Won 8 and 25,167), SOBERING THOUGHTS (Won 7 and 43,553) and SOBA JONES (Won 7 and 46,032), also 1/2 sister to the dam of DARK MOONDANCER (Won 10 inc.Prix Ganey G1, Gran Premio di Milano G1, Prix d'Harcourt G2, American H G2, San Luis Obispo H G2, San Luis Rey S G2, St.Simon S G3 etc). and Dances With Dreams (Won 1,2nd.Prix Saraca L, 3rd.Golden Daffodil S L,4th.Poule d'Essai des Pouliches G1) and to the dam of SOAKED (Won 19 and 107,091). 2nd dam, SOBA, won 13 inc.King George S G3, Stewards Cup H L, 2nd.July Cup G1, King's Stand S G1, Prix de l'Abbaye G1, Haydock Sprint Cup G1, Diadem S G3, 3rd.Diadem S G3. 5,000gns (VENDOR)

Doncaster October Yearling Sales 2004
Lot 750 (Consigned by Battlefield Stud) bc Puissance - Cedar Jeneva (Muhtarram). First foal. Dam is unplaced 1/2 sister to SAINT ALEBE (Won 2 and 139,481). 2nd dam Soba Up won 7 and 46,828, 3rd.Chester Rated Stakes L. and is 1/2 sister to 8 winners inc. SPITZBERGEN (Won 8 and 25,167), SOBERING THOUGHTS (Won 7 and 43,553) and SOBA JONES (Won 7 and 49,561), also 1/2 sister to the dam of DARK MOONDANCER (Won 10 inc.Prix Ganey G1, Gran Premio di Milano G1, Prix d'Harcourt G2, American H G2, San Luis Obispo H G2, San Luis Rey S G2, St.Simon S G3 etc). and Dances With Dreams (Won 1,2nd.Prix Saraca L, 3rd.Golden Daffodil S L,4th.Poule d'Essai des Pouliches G1) and to the dam of SOAKED (Won 19 and 109,344) and WHISTLER (Won 9 and 95,973). 3rd dam, SOBA, won 13 inc.King George S G3, Stewards Cup H L, 2nd.July Cup G1, King's Stand S G1, Prix de l'Abbaye G1, Haydock Sprint Cup G1, Diadem S G3, 3rd.Diadem S G3. Not Sold (800gns)

2003 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster October Yearling Sales 2003
Lot 849 (Consigned by Battlefield Stud) ch f Bold Edge - La Thuile (Statoblest) 500gns (Vendor)

Lot 850 (Consigned by Battlefield Stud) bf Mister Baileys - Water Well (Sadler's Wells) 1,600gns (Vendor)

Doncaster November HIT Sales 2003
Lot 435 Gotya 3yo bf Gothenberg - Water Well (Sadler's Wells) 2,000gns (Vendor)

2002 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster October Yearling Sales
Lot 642 (Sent from Cliff Stud). b f Emperor Jones - Soba Up (Persian Heights). 1/2 sister to 3 RAO. Dam won 7 and 46,828, 3rd.Chester Rated Stakes L. and is 1/2 sister to 8 winners inc. SPITZBERGEN (Won 9 and 25,167), SOBERING THOUGHTS (Won 7 and 43,553) and SOBA JONES (Won 5 and 29,032), also 1/2 sister to the dam of DARK MOONDANCER (Won 10 inc.Prix Ganey G1, Gran Premio di Milano G1, Prix d'Harcourt G2, American H G2, San Luis Obispo H G2, San Luis Rey S G2, St.Simon S G3 etc). and Dances With Dreams (Won 1,2nd.Prix Saraca L, 3rd.Golden Daffodil S L,4th.Poule d'Essai des Pouliches G1) and to the dam of SOAKED (Won 15 and 82,365). 2nd dam, SOBA, won 13 inc.King George S G3, Stewards Cup H L, 2nd.July Cup G1, King's Stand S G1, Prix de l'Abbaye G1, Haydock Sprint Cup G1, Diadem S G3, 3rd.Diadem S G3.Not Sold (3,900gns)

Some Previous Sales

2000;   Lot Col/Sex Pedigree Price Purchaser

Tatts Oct Yrlg

(From Cliff Stud)

234

b c

Bishop Of Cashel - Soba Up (Persian Heights)

8,000gns

David Elsworth

Donc Oct Yrlg

(From Cliff Stud)

467

b f

Rock City - Sizzling Sista (Sizzling Melody)

1,000gns

Bozzi Bloodstock

Donc Oct Yrlg

(From Cliff Stud)

635

b c

Greensmith - La Thuile (Statoblest)

13,000gns

David Redvers

2001;            

Donc St.Leger

(From Cliff Stud)

31

ch f

Wolfhound - Soba (Most Secret)

25,000gns

J.Nixon

Donc Oct Yrlg

(From Cliff Stud)

609

b f

Gold Dust - Sizzling Sista (Sizzling Melody)

 

No Bid

Donc Oct Yrlg

(From Cliff Stud)

740

ch f

Gothenberg - La Thuile (Statoblest)

700gns

Be Selective Partnership

Tatts Dec Yrlg

(From Cliff Stud)

7

b f

Gothenberg - Water Well (Sadler's Wells)

1,500gns

VENDOR

 

Whalton Stud
Park House Farm, Spofforth, Harrogate, HG3 1BY
Owner:
Mr and Mrs. J.F.MacInnes
Acreage: 40
Type:Public
Stallions: Java Tiger
Previous Stallions: Doc Marten, Meadowbrook
Notes:The MacInnes' moved down to Harrogate from Cumbia in 1983 and have stood a number of stallion since then. They take boarding mares, as well as having some of their own, and have bred a number of winners. However as you can see from their website the focus is mainly on competition horses. There is also an article on the stud here.

 

Wilderbrook Stud
Winksley, Ripon, N Yorkshire
Owner: Mrs Jacqueline E Morton
A relatively new thoroughbred stud, close to Ripon where they also run a kennels. Their best horses are the siblings Heathyards Sheik (by Alnasr Alwasheek), Dim Ofan (by Petong) and First Steps (by Brief Truce) who all won three races and are out of Wilsonic (Damister - Cape Chestnut) who was bred by Lady Halifax of Garrowby Stud and is a half sister to Moogie. Their other main family revolves around Five Islands, a winner over five furlongs, who is dam of winner Miss Ceylon (by Brief Truce). Mrs.Morton has had horses in training with Lynda Ramsden, Bryan Smart and Bryn Palling (who trained the retained Dim Ofan).

2009 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster October Yearling Sales 2009
Lot 52 gr c Ivan Denisovich - Dim Ofan (Petong). 1/2 sister to 3w/4r/5rao inc Rue d'Alsace (Won 3, 2nd.Mumm Cordon Rouge Cup L). Dam won 3 and is 1/2 sister to 3 winners inc. WILDERBROOK HAL (Won 7, 48,725). 2nd dam is placed 1/2 sister to 7 winners inc. DAZZLING HEIGHTS (Won 4 inc.Prix Panacee L, dam of MAURI MOON (Oak Tree S L), KIMBRIDGE KNIGHT (Singapore Derby L), All Glory and Pacific Grove who is dam of MOKABRA - Maurice Lacroix-Trophy G2), Tree Of Heaven (Won 5, 2nd.Morten Klaveness Minnelop L), Tree Of Life (Won 3, 2nd.George Stubbs S L, dam of MARTREE (Illawarra Mercury Classic G3) and L'ESPERANCE (Thaba'Nchu Sun Casino S G3)) and to Moogie (Won 2, 3rd Prix Chloe G3, 4th.Coronation Stakes G1, dam of CATWALK (Sweet Solera S L) and to the dam of In Like Flynn (Won 7, 2nd.Heron S L). 3rd dam won 1 and is 1/2 sister to 5 winners inc. COLWAY RALLY (Won 9 inc.Citation H G2, San Francisco Mile H G3) and to the dam of RED CARPET (Won 3 inc.Cammidge Trophy L, 3rd.Middle Park S G1). Not Sold (3,800gns).

2008 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster October Yearling Sales 2008
Lot 245 bc Fasliyev - The Foundout (Dr Devious) Not Sold

Lot 246 gr c Mull Of Kintyre - Dim Ofan (Petong) 2,800gns (T.D.Barron)

Lot 272 bf Danbird - Gargren (Mujtahid) Not Sold

Lot 273 bf Mull Of Kintyre - Emhala (Docksider) Not Sold

 

2007 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster St Leger Yearling Sales 2007
Lot 122 gr c Spartacus - Dim Ofan (Petong). 1/2 sister to 2 winners from 3 RAO inc Rue d'Alsace (Won 3, 2nd.Mumm Cordon Rouge Cup L). Dam won 3 and is 1/2 sister to 3 winners inc. WILDERBROOK HALL (Won 7, 48,725). 2nd dam is placed 1/2 sister to 7 winners inc. DAZZLING HEIGHTS (Won 4 inc.Prix Panacee L, dam of MAURI MOON (Oak Tree S L), KIMBRIDGE KNIGHT (Singapore Derby L), All Glory and Pacific Grove who is dam of MOKABRA - Maurice Lacroix-Trophy G2), Tree Of Heaven (Won 5, 2nd.Morten Klaveness Minnelop L), Tree Of Life (Won 3, 2nd.George Stubbs S L, dam of MARTREE (Illawarra Mercury Classic G3) and L'ESPERANCE (Thaba'Nchu Sun Casino S G3)) and to Moogie (Won 2, 3rd Prix Chloe G3, 4th.Coronation Stakes G1, dam of CATWALK (Sweet Solera S L) and to the dam of In Like Flynn (Won 7, 2nd.Heron S L). 3rd dam won 1 and is 1/2 sister to 5 winners inc. COLWAY RALLY (Won 9 inc.Citation H G2, San Francisco Mile H G3) and to the dam of RED CARPET (Won 3 inc.Cammidge Trophy L, 3rd.Middle Park S G1). 16,000gns (B.White)

Doncaster October Yearling Sales 2007
Lot 765 bf Orpen - Gargren (Mujtahid). 1/2 sister to 2 winners from 4 RAO viz RISACCA BLU (Won 3) and MISS TWTI (Won 2 and 6,633). Dam is unraced 1/2 sister to 6 winners inc. GISELLE PENN (Won 4 inc. Criterium Femminile L, grandam of LISET) and Pretty Davis (Won 1, 3rd.Prix Yacowlef L, dam of Fait Le Jojo) and to the dam of HALAV (Premio FIA Breeders Cup L). 2nd dam is unplaced 1/2 sister to 9 winners inc GREASE (Won 10 inc.Gran Criterium G1, dam of SUSURRATION (Prix Perth G3), EAST IS EAST (Lady's Secret H)) and GODOT (Won 4 inc.Criterium Nazionale G3, Premio Umbria G3, 3rd.Gran Criterium G1). 3,600gns (M.Bradley)

 

2005 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster St Leger Sales 2005

Lot 17 gr f Orpen - Dim Ofan (Petong). 1/2 sister to 2 winners from 2 RAO inc Rue d'Alsace (Won 1, 2nd.Mumm Cordon Rouge Cup L). Dam won 3 and is 1/2 sister to 3 winners inc. WILDERBROOK HALL (Won 5, 28,076). 2nd dam is placed 1/2 sister to 7 winners inc. DAZZLING HEIGHTS (Won 4 inc.Prix Panacee L, dam of MAURI MOON (Oak Tree S L), KIMBRIDGE KNIGHT (Singapore Derby L), All Glory and Pacific Grove who is dam of MOKABRA - Maurice Lacroix-Trophy G2), Tree Of Heaven (Won 5, 2nd.Morten Klaveness Minnelop L), Tree Of Life (Won 3, 2nd.George Stubbs S L, dam of MARTREE (Illawarra Mercury Classic G3) and L'ESPERANCE (Thaba'Nchu Sun Casino S G3)) and to Moogie (Won 2, 3rd Prix Chloe G3, 4th.Coronation Stakes G1, dam of CATWALK (Sweet Solera S L) and to the dam of In Like Flynn (Won 7, 2nd.Heron S L). 3rd dam won 1 and is 1/2 sister to 5 winners inc. COLWAY RALLY (Won 9 inc.Citation H G2, San Francisco Mile H G3) and to the dam of RED CARPET (Won 3 inc.Cammidge Trophy L, 3rd.Middle Park S G1). Not Sold (14,500gns)

Lot 18 bf Mull of Kintyre - Gargren (Mujtahid). 1/2 sister to 1 winner from 3 RAO viz MISS TWTI (Won 2 and 6,633). Dam is unraced 1/2 sister to 6 winners inc. GISELLE PENN (Won 4 inc. Criterium Femminile L, grandam of LISET) and Pretty Davis (Won 1, 3rd.Prix Yacowlef L, dam of Fait Le Jojo) and to the dam of HALAV (Premio FIA Breeders Cup L). 2nd dam is unplaced 1/2 sister to 9 winners inc GREASE (Won 10 inc.Gran Criterium G1, dam of SUSURRATION (Prix Perth G3), EAST IS EAST (Lady's Secret H)) and GODOT (Won 4 inc.Criterium Nazionale G3, Premio Umbria G3, 3rd.Gran Criterium G1). 15,000gns (Tim Easterby)

Some Previous Sales

1998;   Lot Col/Sex Pedigree Price Purchaser

Donc.St.Leger

 

514

bf

Clantime — Five Islands (Bairn)

1,400gns

Mel Brittain

Donc.St.Leger

 

552

bf

Petong — Harmony Park (Music Boy)

3,000gns

Robin Bastiman

1999;            

Tatts Oct. Yrlg

 

82

b f

Night Shift — Wild Rose Of York (Unfuwain)

.

Not Sold

Tatts Oct. Yrlg

 

84

b f

Brief Truce — Wilsonic (Damister)

.

Not Sold

2000;            

Donc.Jan

 

164

b c

Danehill Dancer - Five Islands (Bairn)

.

Not Sold

Donc Jan.

 

165

b f

Flying Spur - Gargren (Mujtahid)

.

Not Sold

Tatts.Dec Foals

 

776

b c

Alhaarth — Wilsonic (Damister)

.

Withdrawn

2001;            

Donc. St.Leger

 

633

b f

Brief Truce - Five Islands (Bairn)

500gns

Gary Cooper

 

Wold Newton Stud
The Grange, Wold Newton, Driffield, East Yorkshire
Owner:
Mrs. Roland H. Mason
Acreage: Part of a 250 acre farm
Type:Private
Notes: Wold Newton Stud was founded in 1976, which was the same year that their most prolific mare Songs Jest (Song - Lady Jester) was foaled. Although she never made it to the track her dam Lady Jester won 7 seven times including the Hilary Needler Trophy L and was a half sister to the dams of Fayruz and Jester, both of whom were by Song. Songs Jest made a good start at stud as her second foal was Reesh by Easthorpe Hall Stud resident Lochnager. Reesh won the Temple Stakes G3, Greenlands Stakes G3, Palace House Stakes G3 and the Abernant Stakes L and was second in the King George Stakes G3 and third in the Flying Childers G2. Her next offspring was another daughter of Lochnager - Imperial Jade - who won 4 races and was second in the Lowther Stakes G2 and third in the Palace House Stakes G3, Harry Roseberry Trophy L and St.Hugh's Stakes L. Imperial Jade later produced for her new owners the decent Averti (King George Stakes G3, 2nd.Prix de l'Abbaye G1, 3rd.Nunthorpe Stakes G1 etc), who was leading first crop sire of 2002. Another black-type performer out of Songs Jest is the Persian Bold filly Wakayi who won 2 races and was fourth in the Queen Mary S G3 (this filly was later owned for a while by the Garrowby Stud). Wakayi has recently produced stakes winner Royal Storm. The most recent top class performer from Song's Jest is the likeable Tadwin, who was sold to Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum. A 1987 filly by Never So Bold she won the Hopeful Stakes L, and the Northumberland Sprint Trophy (in record time) and was second in the Phoenix Flying Five G3, and third in the Diomed Stakes G3 and the St.Hughs Stakes L. She has bred for Sheikh Hamdan the good filly Nadwah (Queen Mary S G3).
Of Song's Jest's daughters the Mason's retained Song's Best who, as a daugher of Never So Bold, is an own sister to Tadwin. Song's Best has already produced 3 winners for Wold Newton including the useful three-time winner and black-type performer Lennox Lewis. Mr.Mason also owns the unraced Nevita (bought privately from Fawley Stud), again by Never So Bold, she is from a different branch of the 'Lady Jester' family (her dam is a Song unraced sister to Jester). Such is the fondness for this family that in 2003 they purchased a filly foal by Vettori out of Iltimas for 4,000gns. In addition to the horses mentioned above the stud has also bred Prelko (Won 11 races) and Indiana Pencil (2nd in a G3 race). The stud has achieved a number of good results at the sales, as well as at the racecourse including the 36,000gns for a filly by Mind Games - Song's Best at the 1999 Doncaster St.Leger Sale, with their best price achieved being 84,000gns. In 1984 Mr.Mason was the winner of the prestigious Langham Cup at the T.B.A. awards, presented to a smaller breeder of special merit. Mr.Mason died in March 2003, but his wife is continuing the stud. He left 5.2m in his will (source Times September 2004).

2007 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster October Yearling Sales 2006
Lot 706 brf Storming Home - Ballet Fame (Quest For Fame). 1/2 sister to 2 RAO. Dam won 1 and is 1/2 sister to 2winners. 2nd dam is placed 1/2 sister to 9 winners inc. KINGSCOTE (Lowther S G2, 2nd.Cheveley Park S G1, dam of RAINBOW CORNER (P de Fontainbleau G3, 2nd.Grand Criterium G1, Poule d'Essai des Poulains G1 etc), WELCOME FRIEND (Dubai Duty Free Cup L), BALTIC STATE (Superlative S L) and WOODEN DOLL (Prix Yacowlef L, 3rd.Prix de la Salamandre G1) ) and also to the dams of POLAR WAY (McDonagh Boland S G3), RAINBOW HIGH (Jockey Club Cup G3), BRAVE KRIS (Fern Hill H L) etc. 3rd dam BOLD FANTASY won 2 inc. Mullcahy S G3, 2nd.Irish 1000 Gns G1. 8,500gns (B&P Bloodstock)

2006 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster St Leger Yearling Sales 2006
Lot 388 bc Lujain - Ballet Fame (Quest For Fame). Second foal. Dam won 1 and is 1/2 sister to a winner. 2nd dam is placed 1/2 sister to 9 winners inc. KINGSCOTE (Lowther S G2, 2nd.Cheveley Park S G1, dam of RAINBOW CORNER (P de Fontainbleau G3, 2nd.Grand Criterium G1, Poule d'Essai des Poulains G1 etc), WELCOME FRIEND (Dubai Duty Free Cup L), BALTIC STATE (Superlative S L) and WOODEN DOLL (Prix Yacowlef L, 3rd.Prix de la Salamandre G1) ) and also to the dams of POLAR WAY (McDonagh Boland S G3), RAINBOW HIGH (Jockey Club Cup G3), BRAVE KRIS (Fern Hill H L) etc. 3rd dam BOLD FANTASY won 2 inc. Mullcahy S G3, 2nd.Irish 1000 Gns G1. 10,000gns (Racing Factory)

2005 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster October Yearling Sales 2005
Lot 956 bc Observatory - Ballet Fame (Quest For Fame). First foal. Dam won 1 and is 1/2 sister to a winner. 2nd dam is placed 1/2 sister to 9 winners inc. KINGSCOTE (Lowther S G2, 2nd.Cheveley Park S G1, dam of RAINBOW CORNER (P de Fontainbleau G3, 2nd.Grand Criterium G1, Poule d'Essai des Poulains G1 etc), WELCOME FRIEND (Dubai Duty Free Cup L), BALTIC STATE (Superlative S L) and WOODEN DOLL (Prix Yacowlef L, 3rd.Prix de la Salamandre G1) ) and also to the dams of POLAR WAY (McDonagh Boland S G3), RAINBOW HIGH (Jockey Club Cup G3), BRAVE KRIS (Fern Hill H L) etc. 3rd dam BOLD FANTASY won 2 inc. Mullcahy S G3, 2nd.Irish 1000 Gns G1. 5,000gns (VENDOR BUYBACK).

 

2004 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster October Yearling Sales 2004
Lot 622 br f Vettori - Iltimas (Dayjur). 1/2 sister to 2 winners from 5 RAO inc. ZOOM ZOOM(Won 2). Dam won 3 and 19,923 and is own sister to NIGHT DUJA (Won 1) and 1/2 sister to 5 other winners inc. MUSADIF (Won 6 79,687 inc.Polar Cup G3) and NADWAH (Won 2 47,128 inc.Queen Mary S G3, 3rd.Lowther S G2). 2nd dam TADWIN Won 3 49,841 inc.Hopeful S L, 2nd.Phoenix Flying Five G3, Harry Roseberry Challenge Trophy L, 3rd.Diadem S G3, St Hugh's S L and is 1/2 sister to 4 winners inc. REESH (Won 6 inc.Greenlands S G3, Palace House S G3, Abernant S L), Imperial Jade (Won 4,2nd.Lowther S G2, dam of 7 winners inc.AVERTI - King George S G3, 2nd.Prix de l'Abbaye G1, 3rd.Nunthorpe S G1 and INDIAN LAKE), Wakayi (Won 2, 4th.Queen Mary S G3, dam of ROYAL STORM - Dubai Duty Free Cup L) and the dam of Lennox Lewis (Won 3, 2nd.Sandy Lane Rated S L). Not Sold (2,800gns)

Lot 623 ch f Piccolo - Nevita (Never So Bold) 1/2 sister to 5 RAO. Dam is unraced sister to ROSE BUNCH (Won 2) and 1/2 sister to 3 other winners inc. JOHNNY STACCATO (Won 3). 2nd dam is unraced sister to JESTER (Won 7 inc.Duke of York S G3) and TRICKY NOTE (Won 3 inc.National S L) and 1/2 sister to 6 other winners inc. TRIBAL JESTER (Won 3 inc.National S L, dam of 4 winners). 3rd dam won 1 and is 1/2 sister to 5 winners inc. the dam of REESH (Won 6 inc.Greenlands S G3, Palace House S G3, Abernant S L), TADWIN (Won 3 inc.Hopeful S L, 2nd.Phoenix Flying Five G3, Harry Roseberry Challenge Trophy L, and dam of NADWAH (Won 2 inc.Queen Mary S G3, 3rd.Lowther S G2)) and Imperial Jade (Won 4,2nd.Lowther S G2, dam of 7 winners inc.AVERTI (King George S G3, 2nd.Prix de l'Abbaye G1, 3rd.Nunthorpe S G1)). 1,000gns (L.Williamson)

 

2003 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster August Sales 2004
Lot 194 4yo chg Alderbrook - Mrs Mills (Ballad Rock) 10,000gns (Cash)

Doncaster October Yearling Sales
Lot 533 bf Bold Edge - Nevita (Never So Bold). 1/2 sister to 4 RAO. Dam is unraced sister to ROSE BUNCH (Won 2) and 1/2 sister to 3 other winners inc. JOHNNY STACCATO (Won 3). 2nd dam is unraced sister to JESTER (Won 7 inc.Duke of York S G3) and TRICKY NOTE (Won 3 inc.National S L) and 1/2 sister to 6 other winners inc. TRIBAL JESTER (Won 3 inc.National S L, dam of 4 winners). 3rd dam won 1 and is 1/2 sister to 5 winners inc. the dam of REESH (Won 6 inc.Greenlands S G3, Palace House S G3, Abernant S L), TADWIN (Won 3 inc.Hopeful S L, 2nd.Phoenix Flying Five G3, Harry Roseberry Challenge Trophy L, and dam of NADWAH (Won 2 inc.Queen Mary S G3, 3rd.Lowther S G2)) and Imperial Jade (Won 4,2nd.Lowther S G2, dam of 7 winners inc.AVERTI (King George S G3, 2nd.Prix de l'Abbaye G1, 3rd.Nunthorpe S G1)). 1,500gns (TM Jones)

 

2002 Bloodstock Sales
Doncaster May NH Sales 2002
Lot 19 4yo chf Alderbrook - Mrs Mills (Ballad Rock) 6,000gns (Cash)

Doncaster St Leger Yearling Sales
Lot 471 bc Paris House - Song's Best (Never So Bold). 1/2 sister to 3 winners from 8 RAO inc.Lennox Lewis (Won 3, 2nd.Sandy Lane Rated S L). Dam is sister to TADWIN (Won 3 inc.Hopeful S L, 2nd.Phoenix Flying Five G3, Harry Roseberry Challenge Trophy L, and dam of NADWAH (Won 2 inc.Queen Mary S G3, 3rd.Lowther S G2)) and 1/2 sister to 4 others winners inc. REESH (Won 6 inc.Greenlands S G3, Palace House S G3, Abernant S L) and Imperial Jade (Won 4,2nd.Lowther S G2, dam of 7 winners inc.AVERTI (King George S G3, 2nd.Prix de l'Abbaye G1, 3rd.Nunthorpe S G1)). 3rd dam is LADY JESTER (Won 7 inc.Hilary Needler Trophy), who is grandam of JESTER (Won 7 inc.Duke of York S G3), TRICKY NOTE (Won 3 inc.National S L) and Fayruz (Won 7, 2nd.Cornwallis S G3). RNA (3,500gns)

Lot 472 bc Sri Pekan - Cultural Role (Night Shift). Second foal. Dam won one race. 2nd dam, Bright Spells, won 1 race and 2nd.Radley S L. 3rd dam won 3 and is 1/2 sister to 6 winners inc.KAMAKURA (Won 6 inc.Royal Whip S G3, 3rd.National S G2, New Orleans H G2) and to the dams of BLEW BY EM (Lawrence Realization S G2), METAXAS (Pr des Stadt Baden-Baden L) and TIOMAN ISLAND (Goodwood Cup G3, Coppa d'Ora di Milano G3). From the family of PROVIDENTIAL, PLAY IT SAFE and PRUDENT MANNER. 5,000gns (S.Williams)

2000;   Lot Col/Sex Pedigree Price Purchaser

Donc.St.Leger Yrlg

 

453

ch f

Bijou d'Inde - Song's Best (Never So Bold)

21,000gns

Mark Johnston

Donc.St.Leger Yrlg

 

454

b c

First Trump - Nevita (Never So Bold)

16,000gns

D.Redvers

2001;            

Donc.St.Leger Yrlg

 

451

b c

Timeless Times - Song's Best (Never So Bold)

17,000gns

J.Quinn

Donc.Oct.Yrlg

 

520

gr f

Paris House - Nevita (Never So Bold)

2,500gns

J.Quinn

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