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|
31st October - DEVANT IS ANOTHER 2YO GROUP WINNER FOR SHOWCASING
The French-bred Devant became the latest addition to her sire's roll of honour when winning the Group 3 Prix Miesque over 7 furlongs at Maisons-Laffitte. Trained by Henri-Alex Pantall for Team Valor International, Devant is out of the Galileo mare Davantage and was bred by Ecurie Des Monceaux.
Showcasing is now responsible for four 2-year-old Group winners this season, including Group 1 winner Advertise and Group 2 winner Soldier's Call. In a further boost to his record, Showout has been reinstated as the winner of the Listed Prix Zeddaan on the 23rd October.
27th October - YET ANOTHER 2YO GROUP WINNER FOR SHOWCASING
The Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned Mohaather, trained in Whitsbury by Marcus Tregoning, ran out a most impressive winner of the Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury's final flat meeting of the season.
He belied his 33/1 starting price to sit at the back of the field before making smooth progress from halfway and hitting the front in the final furlong, before powering clear for a comfortable success.
Showcasing's latest two-year-old star, and potential classic contender, is an own-brother to Grade 2 winner Prize Exhibit, being out of the Inchinor mare Roodeye. He was bred by Gaie Johnson Houghton and fetched 110,000gns as a yearling.
14th October - PRESS RELEASE - GROUP 1 WINNING SPRINTER HAVANA GREY NEW FOR 2019
Group 1-winning sprinter Havana Grey has become the latest high-achieving colt to secure a berth at stud for the 2019 breeding season, with the lightning fast three-year-old to stand alongside Showcasing at Whitsbury Manor Stud.
Stud director Ed Harper said: "We've been following Havana Grey ever since he won the Molecomb as a two-year-old as he’s such a strong individual with a big sales walk. Then, after his Group 1 and Group 2 wins this summer, it was just a matter of whether we could afford him."
The Karl Burke-trained son of Havana Gold was all about speed, with his six victories all gained over the minimum distance. The highlight of his 15-race career was undoubtedly his top-flight breakthrough in the Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh, where he saw off rivals such as Phoenix and Norfolk Stakes winner Sioux Nation and subsequent Ayr Gold Cup dead-heater Son Of Rest.
He also landed this year's Group 2 Sapphire Stakes, a performance that saw him comfortably dismiss subsequent Prix de l'Abbaye winner Mabs Cross. Havana Grey was also highly precocious, having broken his maiden by five lengths before going on to win three stakes races as a juvenile, including the Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
"He’s probably the fastest horse from the Galileo sire line and, combining that with his dam being by Dark Angel, it makes him a very exciting sire to send fast commercial mares," added Harper.
"It's possible he may run once more in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint but we'll aim to start showing him to breeders in mid-November. A select number of lifetime breeding rights will be sold in a similar way to how we've managed Showcasing."
Bred by Mickley Stud and Lady Lonsdale, Havana Grey is the highest-rated performer by Group 1-winning miler Havana Gold, and is out of Blanc De Chine, a daughter of Dark Angel who won six races over 5f and achieved a career-high Racing Post Rating of 95.
Having won the race himself, there is further Molecomb Stakes form within Havana Grey's profile, as his dam is a half-sister to Fast Act, who finished second in the 2014 running. Further back this is the family of Horris Hill Stakes winner Crazy Horse and his Hungerford Stakes-winning half-brother Richard Pankhurst.
Havana Grey was a €70,000 Arqana August Yearling purchase by BBA Ireland, having been offered by Coulonces Consignment.
A position at Whitsbury Manor Stud will see Havana Grey not only join Group 1-producing sire Showcasing, but also the up-and-comers Due Diligence and Adaay.
A fee for the stud's new recruit will be announced at a later date.
3rd October - SHOWCASING PROGENY IN STRONG DEMAND AGAIN AT GOFFS
The second day of the Goffs Orby Sale saw continued strong demand for yearlings by Showcasing. His average for three yearlings sold on Wednesday was €196,667, compared with his stud fee of £25,000 when these yearlings were conceived. Among the highlights was Kilminfoyle House Stud’s €240,000 sale of their Showcasing filly out of the winning Mr Greeley mare Katalea to the US based owner Sheila Rosenblum who runs the Lady Sheila Stables.
2nd October - WHITSBURY BRED DAUGHTER OF SHOWCASING FETCHES €850,000 AT GOFFS
The joint-second highest priced yearling sold on the first day of the Goffs Orby Sale was a Whitsbury Manor Stud-bred daughter of Showcasing out of the Cadeaux Genereux mare Bird Key. The full-sister to Group 2 winner and multiple Group 1-placed Tasleet was sold to Mark Player for €850,000.
The filly, from the same family as Group 1 winning sprinter Battaash, was previously sold by Whitsbury for 220,000gns at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale.
"She has been bought for an international client. We know that Showcasing works well in both hemispheres and she is a full-sister to
a top-class, highly rated horse,” reflected Player. “She has a lovely page, she is a stunning individual and she looks like she could be
Lot 203 Showcasing x Bird Key, full-sister to Tasleet (above photo)
14th September - "THE BEST SPRINT 2YO IN THE COUNTRY"
Showcasing's son Soldier's Call was hailed the fastest 2yo in training after a blistering pillar-to-post success in the historic Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster.
Breaking fast in the Group 2 speed contest, the Clipper Logistics-owned flying machine never looked in danger of defeat and came home an easy 2 1/4 lengths winner, breaking the minute barrier despite the rain-softened ground. Possible autumn targets include the all-aged Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs.
SOLDIER'S CALL - "The fastest 2yo in training" (above photo)
1st September - ANOTHER 2YO GROUP WINNER FOR SHOWCASING
Royal Ascot scorer Soldier's Call became another Group winning juvenile for his sire when crossing the channel to capture the Prix d'Arenberg Gr.3 at Chantilly.
The Archie Watson-trained youngster broke well and showed blistering early pace to have the rest of the field off the bridle at the halfway point of the 5 furlong contest. Ridden clear approaching the final furlong, he kept on well for an unchallenged success in a fast time of 56.76s.
Soldier's Call was bred by Llety Farms out of their Listed winning Iceman mare Dijarvo. He was cut to 20/1 for next season's Group 1 Commonwealth Cup.
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.
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