12th August -ANOTHER GROUP 1 WINNER FOR SHOWCASING
Advertise became the latest Group 1 winner for his sire when capturing the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh. The winner of the July Stakes on his previous outing was ridden prominently and kept on well in the closing stages to withstand the challenge of a pair of Ballydoyle-trained runners.
16th July - Ed Harper on SHOWCASING'S hot run
12th July - ADVERTISE WINS THE JULY STAKES FOR SHOWCASING
Coventry Stakes runner-up Advertise went one better when winning the Group 2 July Stakes on the first day of Newmarket's July meeting. Held up through the first half of the race, the son of the winning Pivotal mare Furbelow made smooth progress to challenge the leaders over a furlong out and stayed on well for a comfortable success.
Showcasing's latest two-year-old star races for Phoenix Thoroughbreds and his trainer Martyn Meade made no secret of the high regard in which he holds the colt, with next year's 2000 Guineas being the long term aim. He was bred by Cheveley Park Stud.
23rd June - ROYAL ASCOT 2YO WINNER FOR SHOWCASING
Soldier's Call gave his sire his first Royal Ascot two-year-old winner when producing a fine turn of foot to win the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes on the final day of the Royal meeting. The exciting youngster was bred by Llety Farms out of their Listed winning Iceman mare Dijarvo. The colt is trained by Archie Watson and runs in the colours of Clipper Logistics who paid 85,000gns for him as a yearling.
Showcasing enjoyed a fine Royal Ascot with his juveniles as his promising son Advertise finished a good second, only a length behind new 2,000 Guineas favourite Calyx, in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes on the first day of the meeting.
25th April - WHITSBURY DELIGHTED WITH ADAAY'S FIRST FOALS
We have been delighted with the first foals born by Adaay both here at Whitsbury and from the reports we have received from clients. The best foal we’ve had this year is a colt ex Dolly Coleman. Chairman C. Harper “He’s as good a foal as you could wish for”. View More Foals.
Colt by Adaay x Dolly Coleman, at one month old (above). The dam is a winning half-sister to dual Gr.2 winner Kool Kompany.
9th April - ROLL ON THE CLASSIC SEASON
SHOWCASING'S son Dice Roll (below) stamped himself a leading contender for the Poule d'Essai des Poulains - the French 2000 Guineas - with a runaway 5 lengths success in the Group 3 Prix Djebel at Deauville. The Fabrice Chappet-trained son of the winning Pulpit mare Schlague took up the running early on and never looked in danger of defeat, as he made it four wins from five starts on his seasonal bow. Dice Roll was bred by the Swiss stud Gestut Zur Kuste in the year when his sire stood at his lowest fee of £4,500. He was sold as a yearling for €130,000 at Arqana in October 2016.
30th January - VIEW ADAAY AT THE TBA STALLION PARADE AT TATTERSALLS
Tattersalls February Sale will once again commence with the TBA Flat Stallion Parade on Thursday February 1, showcasing a number of exciting British-based sires who retired to stud in 2017 and 2018. The parade of stallion will commence at 11am, prior to the start of the Tattersalls February Sale. Immediately after the parade, breeders will be invited to inspect the stallions in the Left and Right Yards at Park Paddocks, where the TBA will provide complimentary hospitality for its members. In addition, a number of stallions who retired to stud prior to 2017 will be available to view in the yards after the parade has ended.
13th January - FIRST FOAL A COLT FOR ADAAY
Whitsbury Manor Stud are pleased to announce the first foal by ADAAY (Kodiac).
Colt by ADAAY x ANNEANI (Bushranger)
"It's great to get Adaay off the mark with a nice colt. The colt is bred very closely to Gr3 winning stallion Coulsty (by Kodiac), being out of his winning half sister. The maiden mare is rather foal proud at the moment, but the colt looks to have lots of energy and is now bouncing round the box". Ed Harper
9th December - ANOTHER GROUP 2 WINNER FOR SHOWCASING
Two-year-old filly Xpression broke her maiden in style when winning the Group 2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes at Trentham. The New Zealand-bred daughter of Showcasing was a fast-finishing third on her debut and showed another smart turn of foot to come from behind in the six furlong juvenile contest. The daughter of Xpress, a winner at one mile, was bred by Haunui Bloodstock Ltd & Whanakino Ltd in Auckland.
25th October - WHITSBURY MANOR STUD 2018 STALLION FEES
Ed Harper, Director of Whitsbury Manor Stud, is pleased to announce the stud fees for its stallions in 2018.
Following another memorable year for SHOWCASING headlined by three individual Group 2 winners and top-class sprinters Tasleet and Quiet Reflection, he will stand next year at the same fee of £35,000 SLF. The first crop of yearlings from his improved mares sold up to €460,000 at recent sales. His book remains strictly limited.
ADAAY, who stands at Whitsbury in partnership with Shadwell Stud, covered a full book of 125 mares in his first season and will stand next season at £6,000 SLF. As a dual Group 2 winning son of Kodiac he fits a very commercial bracket and will again be available to view at Beech House stud over the December mare sales.
The first foals by DUE DILIGENCE head to sales next month on the back of another superb year for his sire War Front with multiple Group 1 winners Roly Poly and US Navy Flag. He will stand at the slightly reduced fee of £5,000 SLF as we are keen to offer our clients the best possible value.
SWISS SPIRIT will again stand at £4,000 SLF. He has achieved 14 individual 2yo winners at an impressive strike rate, and had yearlings sell up to £120,000 this year. He has a lot to look forward to with his larger crops of yearlings and foals coming through the pipeline.