Gregorian relocates to his birthplace of Rathasker Stud
Son of Clodovil has made a fine impression with his early progeny
Promising young sire Gregorian has relocated to his birthplace of Rathasker Stud in County Kildare, having stood at the National Stud in Newmarket since 2015.
Rathasker Stud's Maurice Burns said in a statement: “We're very grateful to the National Stud for all the care and attention that they have afforded to the stallion throughout his tenure there.”
A son of Rathasker stalwart Clodovil, Gregorian was bred by the operation out of the winning Cadeaux Genereux mare Three Days In May, making him a brother to 1,000 Guineas fourth Manderley and half-brother to Listed winner Naval Warfare.
An 85,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale purchase by Blandford Bloodstock, he proved a classy and versatile performer for trainer John Gosden and owner Princess Haya of Jordan.
He won six races including the Hungerford Stakes and Diomed Stakes and finished placed in four Group 1 contests – the July Cup over six furlongs and the St James's Palace Stakes, Prix Jean Prat and Queen Anne Stakes over a mile.
Gregorian's first two-year-olds hit the track last year and he is already the source of three Group-placed runners – Lowther Stakes third Queen Jo Jo, Prestige Stakes third Chynna and Premio Guido Berardelli third San Gregorio – and three Listed-placed horses in Gypsy Spirit, Greach and Irish Trilogy.
Having previously been advertised at £8,000 at the National Stud in 2019, the stallion will command a fee of €6,000 with October 1 terms for the rest of the breeding season.
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