25th May- THIRD WINNER FOR DUE DILIGENCE
War Storm's victory in a 6 furlongs maiden race at York maintained his sire's commanding lead at the head of the GB/IRE first crop sires' table.
The Archie Watson-trained son of 2yo Listed winner Primo Lady was bred by Gary Hodson and Peter Moule and fetched 60,000gns as a foal and 65,000gns when reoffered for sale a year later. He races for Saeed Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi.
17th May - FIRST CROP STAKES WINNER FOR DUE DILIGENCE
Due Diligence became the first freshman sire in 2019 to sire a stakes winner when Good Vibes ran out a convincing winner of the Marygate Fillies' Stakes at York.
The 5 furlongs dash brings together all the best early season 2yo fillies and is traditionally seen as a key trial for the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot. It was therefore no surprise when connections, trainer David Evans and Jason Maguire (racing manager to Paul and Clare Rooney), immediately nominated that race as the target for their Whitsbury Manor Stud-bred daughter of the Compton Place mare Satsuma.
28th April - SECOND WINNER FOR DUE DILIGENCE
Paul and Clare Rooney's Good Vibes built on her very promising debut at Newmarket to become the second winner for her sire when beating the hot favourite (by Showcasing) in a 5 furlongs fillies' conditions race at Salisbury.
The David Evans-trained filly is a daughter of Satsuma, a 2yo winner by Compton Place, and was bred by Whitsbury Manor Stud and sold for £35,000 as a yearling.
21st April - FIRST WINNER FOR DUE DILIGENCE
Despite being only four days past her second birthday, the Rathasker Stud-bred Littledidyouknow became the first winner by Due Diligence when scoring at Southwell on Easter Sunday.
The daughter of the 2yo winning Teofilo mare Solfilia broke fast from the stalls and made all to win the five furlong dash and continue the great run of form for her trainer Archie Watson. Due Diligence has 86 foals in his first crop.
13th April - 2000 GUINEAS CONTENDER FOR SHOWCASING
The Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned Mohaather stamped himself a live contender for the 2000 Guineas with a comfortable victory in the Group 3 Greenham Stakes at Newbury. Returning to the scene of his Horris Hill success last autumn, the Marcus Tregoning-trained colt produced a taking turn of foot to hit the front over a furlong out before staying on well to beat a quality field.
Showcasing's latest star is an own-brother to Grade 2 winner Prize Exhibit and was bred by Gaie Johnson Houghton out of her Inchinor mare Roodeye. He fetched 110,000gns as a yearling.
4th March - FIRST MARES IN FOAL TO HAVANA GREY
Whitsbury Manor Stud are pleased to report Havana Grey has had 4 of his first mares scanned in foal.
ELEUSIS, a winning granddaughter of Irish 1000 Guineas winner NICER, from Genesis Green Stud
FOXCATCHER, a Whitsbury Manor bred winning half sister to four black type performers including PASTORAL PLAYER and CHIL THE KITE.
DIVA STAR, a maiden by SIYOUNI owned by FTP bloodstock
MYSTIC JADE, by Ravens Pass out of stakes winner MAURI MOON from Nelson Farm Stud
“We’re delighted he’s got off to such a good start. The good weather at the start of the season means he’s covered more mares in the first few weeks than would normally be the case as the mares have been cycling well, so we’ve got plenty more to scan in the next few days.”
23rd January - VIEW HAVANA GREY AT THE TBA STALLION PARADE AT TATTERSALLS
A number of exciting British-based Flat stallion who will be standing their first or second seasons at stud in GB will be on show at the TBA Flat Stallion Parade which will take place on Thursday 31st January at Tattersalls, Newmarket.
The parade, which is free to attend, will commence at 11am in the Sale Ring, which precedes the start of the Tattersalls February Sale. Following the parade, stallions will be available to view in the Right and Left Yards, where stud representatives will be on hand throughout the day to discuss mating enquiries for the forthcoming season. Breeders and TBA members are also invited to join the TBA for light refreshments in the hospitality boxes of both yards.
6th December - THE FIRST FOALS BY ADAAY HAVE MADE A BIG IMPRESSION AT THE SALES
With an average of over £34,000 and a host of high prices, it’s clear the son of Kodiac has a big future ahead of him.
First to make the headlines was Lot 298 bought by John Cullinan of Horsepark Stud for 55,000gns.
Another son of Adaay, Lot 579 then raised the bar further when selling to Flash Conroy of Glenvale Stud for 67,000gns.
Finally, the most likely of Adaay’s foals to receive top billing did not disappoint, as Lot 885 out of Place in My Heart, consigned by Whitsbury Manor Stud fetched 180,000gns. Sold to Jamie Railton Bloodstock, he is a half-brother to dual Group 2 winner Heartache and is destined to be re-offered at a top level sale next year.
9th November - Whitsbury Manor Stud - Stallion Fees For 2019
Ed Harper, Director of Whitsbury Manor Stud, is pleased to announce the stud fees for their stallions in 2019.
Following on from a banner year for SHOWCASING with four individual Group winning 2yo’s, including the top-class pair Advertise and Soldier’s Call he will stand next year at £55,000 SLF. Ed Harper “This reflects his fantastic results at the sales and the considerable interest we have already had, whilst continuing our plan to limit his book”.
New for 2019, Group 1 winner HAVANA GREY will stand his first season at £8,000 SLF. Ed Harper “After a clean sweep of Gr1, Gr2 and Gr3 wins over 5 furlongs he can rightly claim to be the fastest horse from the Galileo sire line which allows the perfect cross for the majority of speed-bred mares. He continues our strong tradition of standing fast commercial stallions and I can’t wait to show him off to breeders as he has the physique to match. A select number of breeding rights will be made available”.
ADAAY, standing in partnership with Shadwell Stud, has covered full books in his first two seasons. Ed Harper “We are confident his first foals will be very well received by the market but we’re also keen to offer our clients the best possible value and will therefore stand his third season at the reduced fee of £5,000 SLF.”
We look forward to the first runners by DUE DILIGENCE in 2019 where he will have a good number of representatives with top trainers of juveniles. He will stand at the reduced fee of £4,000 SLF.
|SHOWCASING||£55,000 1st Oct. SLF|
|HAVANA GREY||£8,000 1st Oct. SLF|
|ADAAY||£5,000 1st Oct. SLF|
|DUE DILIGENCE||£4,000 1st Oct. SLF|