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1st November - Whitsbury Manor Stud - Stallion Fees For 2020

Ed Harper, Director of Whitsbury Manor Stud, is pleased to announce the stud fees for its four stallions in 2020.

Following on from another successful year for SHOWCASING he will again stand next season at £55,000 SLF. Ed Harper “This reflects another fantastic year on the track headlined by his son Advertise winning both the Commonwealth Cup and Prix Maurice de Gheest”

DUE DILIGENCE will stand at the increased fee of £8,500 SLF having had an excellent first season in which he supplied three individual stakes winners including two Group winners Good Vibes and Streamline. Ed Harper “ We have really enjoyed watching his first runners all season from the first 2yo stakes winner in May to adding two Group wins at the end of the season. However, we very much want to keep him affordable to everyone as there are so few affordable proven sires available.”

Group 1 winning sprinter HAVANA GREY will stand his second season at £6,500 SLF having covered a full book of 145 mares in 2019. Ed Harper “We could not have been happier with the way he’s been received and his excellent fertility, so we head into next year with a lot of confidence.”

ADAAY who’s first yearlings sold up to £210,000 will again stand at a fee of £5,000 SLF. Ed Harper “We were delighted with his first yearling sales in which he achieved four six-figure sales but are still keen to offer our clients the best possible value with his first runners arriving next year.”

SHOWCASING  £55,000 1st Oct. SLF
DUE DILIGENCE £8,500 1st Oct. SLF
HAVANA GREY  £6,500 1st Oct. SLF
ADAAY £5,000 1st Oct. SLF

 

11th October - SECOND GROUP WINNER FOR DUE DILIGENCE
Good Vibes returned to form with a brave performance to win the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket and in doing so become the second Group winner for her exceptional first crop sire. No other first crop sire has done better this year.

The Whitsbury Manor Stud-bred daughter of the Compton Place mare Satsuma won a Listed race at York in May and was reverting to 5 furlongs for the first time since that success. The distance clearly suits her very well as she showed a taking combination of speed and courage to hold off the colt Pistoletto.

23rd September - THIRD STAKES WINNER FOR DUE DILIGENCE
Sir Boris became the third individual stakes winner for his sire - no other first crop sire has more - when showing great tenacity to win the Listed Blenheim Stakes at Fairyhouse.

Fast away and travelling well, the Tom Dascombe-trained juvenile was headed over a furlong out by Soul Search and looked set for second place. However, as the line approached the dual winner fought back tenaciously to regain the advantage and win going away by a length and a half.

Sir Boris was bred by Parks Farm Stud and is out of the winning King's Best mare Queens Park.

7th September - GROUP WINNER FOR DUE DILIGENCE
Due Diligence added to his growing reputation when siring his first Group winner in the shape of the Whitsbury Manor-bred Streamline.

The colt was winning for the third time in four starts when putting up a classy performance in the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes at Kempton. Travelling well just off the pace in the six furlongs contest, he quickened well and was value for more than his one length success. He races in the colours of Mainline Racing.

29th August - WHITSBURY STALLIONS SHINE AT GOFFS UK YEARLING SALE
The first major yearling auction of the year, the Goffs UK Sale at Doncaster, concluded with some very impressive returns for ADAAY and DUE DILIGENCE.

The highlight came on the opening day of the Premier Sale when an Adaay colt ouf of Place In My Heart (by Compton Place) was sold to Shadwell Estates for £210,000. Shadwell, in whose colours Adaay raced, were particularly impressed by his first yearlings and went to £115,000 to secure his colt out of Flemish School (by Dutch Art). The same stallion was also responsible for the £100,000 filly out of Whitsbury's Compton Place mare Satsuma who was knocked down to Clive Cox for £100,000.

An Adaay half-brother to recent Listed-placed Streamline (by Due Diligence) topped the Silver Yearling Sale at £45,000.

Following his excellent results on the racecourse, including the Listed winner Good Vibes, it was no surprise to see the progeny of Due Diligence himself in strong demand. Leading the way in the Premier Sale were a pair of colts out of River Song (by Siphon) and Flighty Clarets (by Bahamian Bounty) who fetched £75,000 and £65,000 respectively. The son of War Front also achieved the second top lot (602) in the Silver Sale when Clive Cox paid £38,000 to acquire the Whitsbury-bred colt of Compton Place's daughter Harryana To.

Lot 602 Due Diligence x Harryana To

17th August - TROPBEAU GIVES SHOWCASING ANOTHER GROUP 2 WINNER
Showcasing's high-class juvenile filly Tropbeau continued her rapid ascent to the top when running out a comfortable winner of the Group 2 Prix du Calvados at Deauville.

The 7 furlongs fillies contest has been won by some future Group 1 stars in the past and Tropbeau could well add her name to that roll of honour with the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket a possible autumn target for Lady Bamford's exciting filly.

4th August - TRIPLE GROUP 1 WINNER FOR SHOWCASING
Showcasing's outstanding sprinting son Advertise completed a hat-trick of Group 1 victories when landing the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville.

Always travelling comfortably on the heels of the leaders, the colt produced his trademark acceleration to hit the front in the final furlong and run out a comfortable winner of the 6 1/2 furlongs highlight of Deauville's first August Sunday meeting.

He had already chalked up victories in the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh as a 2yo and the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot earlier this season, to give him the distinction of top-level victories in three different countries.

1st August- TEN UP FOR DUE DILIGENCE
Impressive six-lengths scorer Sir Boris became the tenth individual winner for Due Diligence. The son of War Front sits third on the list of British-based first crop sires by individual winners and fourth on the European equivalent. Highlight of an impressive start to his stud career is the Listed race victory of Good Vibes.

27th July - 2YO GROUP WINNER FOR SHOWCASING
The Andre Fabre-trained Tropbeau looks like another potential star for her sire after an impressive victory in the Group 3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville.

The 7 furlongs contest has provided a springboard to further big-race success for some very good fillies in the past and the Lady Bamford-owned daughter of the winning Danili mare Frangipanni looks set to follow suit after her 2 1/2 lengths success.

Tropbeau was bred by Lord Margadale and has twice been through the sales ring, fetching 60,000gns as a yearling at Tattersalls October Sale and €180,000 at the Arqana May 2yo Breeze Up Sale two months ago.

21st June - SECOND COMMONWEALTH CUP FOR SHOWCASING
The Phoenix Thoroughbreds-owned Advertise became Showcasing's second winner of the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in its five year history.

A Group 1 winner at 2 in the Phoenix Stakes, the Cheveley Park-bred speedster was returning to sprinting after a tilt at the 2000 Guineas and showed tremendous pace to run out a comfortable winner of the 6 furlongs test for three-year-olds.

Quiet Reflection provided her sire with his first success in the race when scoring in 2016.

10th June- FOURTH WINNER FOR DUE DILIGENCE
Due Diligence maintained the impressive start he has made to his stud career when his debutante daughter Diligent Deb provided his fourth individual winner when getting up in the last strides to win a 5 furlongs maiden at Windsor.

The €55,000 yearling daughter of the winning Exceed And Excel mare Kummel Excess is trained by William Muir for Foursome Thoroughbreds and was bred by Hyde Park Stud in Ireland.

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.
These include;
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

Ed Harper
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

Lot 298

Another son of Adaay, Lot 579 then raised the bar further when selling to Flash Conroy of Glenvale Stud for 67,000gns.

Lot 579

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.

Lot 885