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Yorton Farm Stud announces free prize draw to mare owners

David Futter's operation had plenty to celebrate at Cheltenham

Easysland shone for Yorton stallion Gentlewave last week
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As a way of celebrating Cheltenham Festival victories relating to two of its own, Yorton Farm Stud is offering a free prize draw for all breeders to win a nomination to any one of the stud’s six sires.

Easysland, a son of Yorton's Gentlewave, claimed the Glenfarclas Chase for France while there was another bonus as Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle scorer Honeysuckle is a daughter of its late resident Sulamani.

Yorton director David Futter said: "These are tough times for people from all walks of life, but we must keep our industry going and remain positive.

"Easysland’s victory in last week’s Glenfarclas Chase, in which he beat the great Tiger Roll, was a double triumph for us because he is by our sire Gentlewave and he is a horse that we bought in the name of Yorton Racing before he set foot on a racecourse.

"That was in line with our policy to support stock by Yorton sires. He won seven races in our colours before he was sold privately to JP McManus, who kept him with trainer David Cottin.

"Easysland has won twice since, including last week’s emphatic victory. He is now being talked of as a future Cheltenham Gold Cup winner.

"As a way of marking Easysland’s wonderful triumph we have created the Yorton Prize Draw to give breeders a shot at a nomination to any of our six stallions. It has a value of up to £3,750, and it’s completely free.

"Mare owners can enter via our website – entries close on April 10 and the winner will be announced on or before April 20."

Yorton's other stallions are Linda's Lad, Masterstroke, Norse Dancer, Pether’s Moon and Scalo.

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These are tough times for people from all walks of life, but we must keep our industry going and remain positive
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