Papal Bull switches to Haras du Mazet in south-west France
Classy son of Montjeu is a promising sire of jumpers
Papal Bull has been transferred to Haras du Mazet in the south-west of France from Elevage Detouillon for the 2018 breeding season.
The son of Montjeu – an important sire of sires in jumps breeding – won four Group races and was beaten just half a length when second to Duke Of Marmalade in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in his racing career.
Originally retired to Coolagown Stud in County Cork, Papal Bull has sired a number of winners in the National Hunt realm including the useful Cardinal Palace, runner-up in the Grade 2 Persian War Novices' Hurdle.
When Papal Bull moves to Haras du Mazet he will become the first son of Montjeu to stand in the region. Montjeu is also sire of Grade 1 winner-producing stallions Authorized, Davidoff, Scorpion and Walk In The Park.
Stud manager Mathieu Talleux said: “Papal Bull was tough on the track, is strongly built and has scope.
“He stamps his stock, which are popular in Britain and Ireland, and he will stand for €1,800.”