Former Godolphin charge Portage to Lodge Road Stud
Son of Teofilo will stand alongside Fairly Ransom
William Walsh is welcoming the useful former Godolphin charge Portage to his Lodge Road Stud in County Tipperary.
The son of Teofilo will commence his stallion career alongside existing resident Fairly Ransom, and will stand at a fee of €800 with a concession for filly foals.
Portage, trained by Mick Halford for Sheikh Mohammed's global racing empire, won a 21-runner Curragh maiden at two and took a competitive mile handicap at Ascot at three.
He hit peak form at four last year, when he beat Chemical Charge to win a Listed contest over ten furlongs at the Curragh and took the scalp of future Group 1-winning sprinter Librisa Breeze to land the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot. His final run was a fine second to none other than Decorated Knight in the Group 3 Meld Stakes.
Portage was bred by Barbara Prendergast out of the placed Zamindar mare Galley, who has also produced ten-furlong Listed winner Cape Magic. Galley is a half-sister to the high-class Wharf and to the dams of Arc hero Rail Link and Group 1 scorer Linda's Lad.
Another boost to Portage's pedigree is the fact Teofilo is the sire of one of the most talked-about freshmen of 2017 in Havana Gold.
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