News: 26 Oct 2016 - Mount Nelson to Boardsmill Stud
Dual Group 1 winner and proven stakes sire Mount Nelson has been
acquired by William and John Floods Boardsmill Stud in County
Meath. In a deal brokered by Barry Lynch of Kern Lillingston Bloodstock,
the 12 year old, who has stood at Newsells Park Stud since retiring
to stud, will take up duties as a dual purpose sire in 2017.
more about Mount Nelson here
Mount Nelson has established an excellent record to date with his
progeny on the racecourse. He has sired 32 Group & Stakes performers
to date over all distances from his first 4 crops, including 14
Group/stakes performers this year alone. His highest rated performer
this year is Librisa Breeze who was beaten just over 3 lengths
in the Group 1 British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot recently
and is an exciting Group 1 prospect for 2017. His first runners
over jumps have also been catching the eye including the Willie
Mullins trained Penhill, winner of 4 of his 5 starts over
hurdles including a Grade 3 novice hurdle earlier this month and
Allee Bleue, a 3 time novice hurdle winner with Phillip Hobbs.
John Flood stated We had been following Mount Nelsons
progress at stud with interest and when I went to see him, I was
hugely impressed with his good looks and presence and in particular
his most athletic walk. He has an excellent strike rate with his
flat runners and his Stakes winners/runners statistics are up there
with some of the leading Flat Sires. It is encouraging to see some
of his progeny making their way into the big National Hunt yards
and it is also very encouraging that there seems to be no bias between
his colts and his fillies with over half of his stakes performers
being of the fairer sex.
Julian Dollar, general manager at Newsells stated Although
we are sad to say goodbye to Mount Nelson, we are delighted that
he is going to Boardsmill Stud where he will get every opportunity
to cover a strong book of mares. Mount Nelson has been a good servant
to Newsells Park, producing 32 Group & Stakes performers to
date, including 7 Group or Stakes winners this year alone.
He has proven himself a producer of top-class juveniles like Berkshire
and Purr Along, sprinters like Ninjago and Librisa
Breeze and Classic and Group 1 performers like dual Oaks placed
Volume. He can produce the most magnificent looking, athletic
horses and I have no doubt he will receive great support with William
and John Flood at Boardsmill.
A fee will be announced at a future date.
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