Group 1 winner Linda's Lad to stand at Vauterhill Stud
The son of Sadler's Wells relocates from Haras de Grandcamp in France
Vauterhill Stud has purchased Linda's Lad to stand at the Devonshire-based operation for the 2017 breeding season. He will stand at a fee of £1,000.
The 13-year-old son of Sadler's Wells is a half-brother to Ulterior Motives, who won over a mile and was placed in a Group 3 company in Germany.
Linda's Lad is out of the Alleged mare Colza, a half-sister to the Sir Henry Cecil-trained Wharf who won the Group 3 July Stakes at Newmarket and finished second in the Lockinge Stakes.
Bred by the Niarchos Family and trained by Andre Fabre, Linda's Lad was a top-class juvenile notching three Group successes including the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud and the Group 3 Prix de Conde.
His Classic campaign saw him win the Group 3 Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield, before he finished ninth in the Epsom Classic. He trained on as a four-year-old in the US, finishing down the field in the Woodbine International.
Linda's Lad has sired numerous black-type horses while at stud in France at Haras de Grandcamp, including Ladeka, Positano Sud and Idol's Lad. He is also responsible for Tout Est Permis, winner of a three-year-old maiden hurdle on his fifth start at Limerick on Monday.
Graham Heal, owner of Vauterhill Stud said: "Linda's Lad was a fine racehorse that had stamina. He was a nice, sound type and stands at 16.1 hands. He is a nice mover and has an even temperament. He also has a great pedigree that will appeal to breeders."
Linda's Lad will stand alongside Arvico, sire of multiple Grade 1 winning chaser Arvika Ligeonniere and Arvico Bleu, who finished third in a maiden hurdle at Navan recently. Arvico will also stand at a fee of £1,000.