|News: 13 April 2009
IRISH GRAND NATIONAL WIN FOR BOARDSMILL STUD
The Boardsmill Stud bred Niche Market landed a famous victory when
winning the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday,
13 April 2009. The 8 year old gelding, trained by Bob Buckler in
England is owned by Graeme Regan - an Irish man living in England.
The winner was given a brilliant ride by young rider Harry Skelton
and was 2 lengths too good for Church Island at the finish. This
was Niche Markets 2nd black type win of the year, following
his victory in a Listed Chase in Ascot in December.
Niche Market is the 2nd foal out of Juresse, who is a Boardsmill
homebred mare by Jurado out of Last Princess. Juresse was a winner
of a Dundalk hurdle when trained by the late John Fowler. Her first
foal was Rock On Tom, winner of a bumper and a chase when trained
by Noel Meade. Three of Juresses first 4 foals have won, the
third being Beckett Rock, a promising 5 year old full brother to
Niche Market who is trained by Mouse Morris. Juresses younger
produce include a 2 year old gelding by Pilsudski and a yearling
filly by Old Vic. She is currently carrying a foal by Boardsmill
Sire Kalanisi and is due to foal
Niche Market hails from a wonderful chasing family and his dam
is a half sister to the prolific winner Strath Royal, whose 20 wins
included victories in the Gr2 Charlie Hall Chase and the Listed
Rowland Meyyrick Chase. His grandam Last Princess hails from the
wonderful family of the late breeder Tom Nicholson that included
Artifice and Bigaroon and has also produced another Grand National
winner in the shape of Aintree winner Amberleigh House.
While Last Princess is no longer around, Boardsmill Stud is lucky
to have 6 daughters of hers that are all at breeding at stud.
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