Tally-Ho Stud to stand Vadamos in 2017
He will have his final start in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes
Vadamos, a Group 1-winning miler by Monsun, has been secured to stand at Tally-Ho Stud in County Westmeath for the 2017 breeding season, with the stud purchasing a majority interest in the colt for Northern Hemisphere duties.
Vadamos has been a model of consistency throughout his 19-race career, winning eight times and finishing runner-up on a further five occasions.
The highlight of his 2016 season came when recording a comfortable success in the Group 1 Prix du Moulin at Chantilly, defeating the likes of Zelzal, Zarak and Dutch Connection.
He is currently the joint-leading older miler in Europe, having raced over middle distances as a three-year-old.
"Vadamos has always impressed me with his raw talent," said trainer Andre Fabre. "It's well documented that no other horse in my yard could beat him in the mornings and his final furlong time in the Moulin of 10.47s is absolutely top-class."
Tally-Ho Stud's Roger O'Callaghan said: "I like speed horses and his performance and time in the Prix du Moulin were exceptional. He has the pedigree, looks, consistency of performance and speed that, for me, makes him an extremely attractive stallion prospect"
Bred by part-owners Haras de Saint Pair, Vadamos is one of 21 top-level winners by the much-missed German sire Monsun and comes from a female family of high-class milers and middle-distance horses which has been nurtured by Jean-Luc Lagardere, the Aga Khan and Haras de Saint Pair.
Vadamos is scheduled to have his final start in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes during the Melbourne Cup meeting at Flemington on November 5.
His current owners, Andreas Putsch of Haras de Saint Pair and John Camilleri of Fairway Thoroughbreds, will both retain shares and will support Vadamos at stud.
The five-year-old will join Tally-Ho Stud's 2017 stallion roster that includes leading juvenile Mehmas, sire sensation Kodiac, leading first-crop sire Sir Prancealot and Zebedee, as well as Morpheus and Baltic King.