Strong line-up revealed for TBA National Hunt Stallion Showcase
Noteworthy newcomers include Ask, Falco, Harbour Law and Koropick
A total of 18 stallions will be available to view on Tuesday, January 22 at the TBA National Hunt Stallion Showcase. The event, which is free to attend, takes place in Barn B at the Goffs UK sales complex and takes place on the first day of the January Sale.
Breeders will be able to view the stallions throughout the day and have the opportunity to discuss nominations and mating enquiries with stud representatives.
Among the stallions on show is Harbour Law, the St Leger scorer new to Batsford Stud who will stand at a £4,000 fee, and Ask, who has been pitched in at a £2,000 fee by Dunraven Stud, having relocated from the Beeches Stud in Ireland.
Batsford also have the opportunity to show off 2,000 Guineas winner Cockney Rebel, who returns from France and who breeders can avail of for £2,500, while Elusive Bloodstock will introduce Falco - a £3,000 dual-purpose option for breeders who is best known as the sire of Odeliz and Peace And Co.
Other newcomers in the line-up are Koropick - the Hedgeholme Stud stallion who stood his first season at Annshoon Stud in Ireland - and Group 3 winner Master Carpenter, who stands under the GG Bloodstock & Racing banner.
Also present will be Irish Derby scorer and Overbury Stud resident Jack Hobbs - who proved a popular addition to the line-up last year - and Blue Bresil, the Yorton Farm stallion who sired Grade 1 hurdle winner Mick Jazz.
Participating studs have also generously donated nominations to the TBA's silent auction which will accept bids until 3pm on the day.
Advance bids will also be accepted by phone or email prior to the event and all received bids will be confirmed in writing. All successful bidders will be contacted after the event.
TBA NH Stallion Showcase line-up
Name, stud, 2019 fee
Ask Dunraven £2,000
Blue Bresil Yorton Farm £6,000
Cockney Rebel Batsford £2,500
Dartmouth Shade Oak £3,000
Dragon Dancer Nunstainton On application
Falco Elusive Bloodstock £3,000
Harbour Law Batsford £4,000
Jack Hobbs Overbury £4,000
Koropick Hedgeholme £2,250
Marcel National On application
Master Carpenter GG Bloodstock and Racing, Kirtling £2,000
Mountain High Dunraven £1,250
Native Ruler Batsford £1,500
Passing Glance Batsford £3,000
Pether's Moon Yorton Farm On application
Scorpion Shade Oak On application
Sun Central Elusive Bloodstock £2,000
Telescope Shade Oak £3,000
TBA National Hunt Committee chairman Robert Waley-Cohen said: "The TBA is delighted to be able to hold the National Hunt Stallion Showcase again in 2019 with the generous support of Goffs UK.
"This year's event sees the largest number of stallions attend, demonstrating the growing talent among the jumps stallion ranks in Great Britain.
"The showcase provides a unique opportunity for National Hunt breeders to view stallions, enquire about nominations, and speak to the TBA team about the various initiatives and schemes available to support their breeding operations."
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