Photo: Medicinal cannabis user Simon Sweeting struggled to obtain a Mr Sweeting obtained a prescription and his cannabis medication. Simon Sweeting Manager. Simon was brought up at Conduit Stud where his parents stood firstly HIS and then National Hunt stallions including Sunyboy, Kinglet. Tapit, Scat Daddy, Mustajeeb: the Mr P connection Simon Sweeting, manager of Overbury Stud, said, 'Kayf Tara is having his best ever season on the track.
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Meetings are scheduled with Malcolm Stokes and iain Gilmour to further this agenda. With SSTL being a subsidiary of Airbus - derivatives of the OU valves have the potential to be utlised as part of the propulsion systems on future small and large including geostationary satellites. He started work on the stud in , his first job with horses, and has been responsible for the stallions for ten seasons. He was a county standard rugby player before injury forced his early retirement.
Hayley came to Overbury in after working at Bourton Vale Equine Clinic for many years, previously as a nurse before changing to work as a secretary for our recently retired stud vet Charlie McCartan. Hayley is in charge of the day to day running of the office, organising vet work and farrier visits and working closely with Jo and Catherine during our busy covering season. Joined as a full-time member of staff in having worked five stud seasons at Overbury. Leanne takes responsibility for the barren and maiden mares during the breeding season.
Lukasz first worked at Overbury Stud as a seasonal stud hand in and joined us as a permanent member of staff in He has previously driven tanks in the Polish army and worked in the building industry. Lukasz is in charge of our tractor work and paddock maintenance and also assists Dan with looking after the stallions. From there James has joined the team as a full time member of staff and rapidly progressed into working with the stallions and has shown exceptional horse handling skills.
Caitlyn completed The National Stud pre-apprenticeship course in and after gaining further experience at several studs in and around Newmarket joined Overbury Stud at the start of Caitlyn particularly enjoys working with the foals during the season. Steph has worked part time as a Stud Hand at Overbury since She assists in all aspects of administration and helping Hayley in the running of the office as well as helping with yard tasks when needed. Suzie grew up in Dorset and, after completing her degree in London, moved to Overbury to work in the Estate Office.
She came to work in the office at Overbury Stud in and deals mainly with the accounts. Greg was born and brought up in Poland, where he was a member of the Polish Young Riders Showjumping team. Greg came to the United Kingdom in and graduated from Glasgow in Initially he worked in a mixed practice near Milton Keynes before moving to an equine clinic at Newark, near Nottingham.
In Greg arrived at Bourton Vale and joined the partnership in Cheltenham preview — day four 28 February Cheltenham preview — day two 26 February Cheltenham preview — day one 25 February Overbury new boy gets his first stud season underway 13 February Two recent four-year-old debut bumper winners for Kayf Tara are out of daughters of Alflora 10 December Royal Applause filly fetches 40,gns and Sir Percy colt makes 15,gns 1 December Fourth Grade 1 victory of the year for the Triple Crown winner 26 November Vijays Pride lands her third Group win in Hyderabad 19 November Overbury and Dukes Stud-bred four-year-old sells for ,gns at the horses-in-training sale 30 October Inetrobil and John Louis sell for 62,gns and 37,gns 30 October Arc winner to leave Overbury after three seasons in England.
Kayf Tara five-year-old triumphs in beginners' chase at Ballinrobe 25 September Overbury-raised mare has international contests in her sights after her 11th career victory 23 September Listed victory for Overbury-bred colt 20 July Progressive Bertolini four-year-old wins fourth race of this year 14 July Proclamation colt now two wins and two seconds from five starts 1 July Proclamation gelding on a roll 20 June We're delighted with the first foals of our new stallion Schiaparelli but don't just take our word for it, have a look for yourself Listed winner Inetrobil heads a quintet of winners so far this month 12 June Gentildonna adds the Japanese Oaks to her 1, Guineas success 21 May Third title in four years for the year-old son of Sadler's Wells 1 May Good month sees the Overbury sire off the mark with his juveniles and featuring as broodmare sire of a Classic winner 17 April Overbury resident enjoys yet another winner at Cheltenham 16 March Find out about his new racing club, Kayf Aramis Racing 11 March Kayf Tara seven-year-old triumphs at Musselburgh 11 February With a strike rate that continues to improve, Kayf Tara added five more victories to his seasonal tally this week with three winners in Britain and Ireland on Thursday and another two on Friday.
Willie Mullins is famed for his prowess with young bumper stars and the latest impressive winner in this division to emerge from his stable is Mozoltov, a British-bred six-year-old gelding by Kayf Tara. Appealing, a three-year-old daughter of Bertolini, built on the promise she showed on her 14 December debut by winning the seven-furlong maiden at Wolverhampton by three and a half lengths on Friday.
Carruthers, one of the most popular jumpers in training, led from the off to record a famous and emotional victory in the G3 Hennessy Gold Cup Chase at Newbury, beating his paternal half-brother Planet Of Sound by three and three-quarter lengths.
The progeny of Kayf Tara were once again to the fore on a super Saturday of jump racing with Michael Flips getting off the mark over fences and bumper winner No Planning taking to hurdles in some style. Bertolini has been as hot as the Indian summer this week with seven winners in the past seven days.
A pair of four-year-old geldings became the latest winners for their sire Kayf Tara when scoring in bumpers on consecutive days. Firebeam, bred in partnership by Dukes Stud and Overbury Stallions Ltd, continues to fulfil his early promise and landed his third victory at Haydock on Tuesday in a seven-furlong conditions race. The Clive Cox-trained Covert Decree is now three wins from six starts following recent recent wins at Newbury and Goodwood.
A busy yearling sales season is fast approaching and the team from Overbury Stud will be engaged at both Doncaster and Newmarket with seven yearlings to go under the hammer.
The last week has seen a rash of winners for Bertolini and a Group 2 runner-up finish for two-year-old Bannock, who was second to Harbour Watch in the Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
Firebeam continued his rise through the ranks on Saturday when winning a competitive seven-furlong hadicap at York by four and a half lengths. Bannock, a dual winner and Listed runner-up, has earned a Timeform rating of , making him the joint top-rated juvenile of the season so far, along with Power and Tough As Nails.
Common Touch, bred by Overbury Stallions Ltd and D Boocock, added yet another victory to his burgeoning CV on Saturday, with a three-and-a-quarter length strike over seven furlongs at York off a mark of Talented eight-year-old Tarablaze extended his winning record to five from just nine runs when landing a novice chase at Bangor, the first half of a brace of victories by Kayf Tara geldings on Saturday. The Fleetwood mare Armada Grove has already produced one decent winner this year in Covert Decree, a three-year-old by Proclamation, and her Bertolini five-year-old, Lucky Follow Me, added to her tally on Sunday by winning a decent m handicap at Sha Tin on the Hong Kong Derby undercard.
The five-time G1 winner Schiaparelli, who is standing his first season at Overbury Stud, had his first mare scanned in foal on Sunday. Seven-year-old Kayf Tara gelding Tafika posted a faultless round of jumping when running out the nine-length winner of Leicester's Silver Bell Maiden Chase on Wednesday. He had been sent off as the odds-on favourite after finishing second at the course to Three Chords on his last start.
Two Kayf Tara mares proved themselves more than equal to the testing conditions at Gosforth Park on Tuesday when winning the first and last races on the card. Her five-year-old Kay Tara gelding Megastar is already a G2 bumper winner and won on his hurdles debut at Ascot last week by 16 lengths, and now the mighty mare Megalex has struck again, courtesy of her four-year-old daughter Zhakiera Spirit. With the jumps season now underway in earnest, all eyes are on potential stars of this winter and one filly whose name should go straight into the notebook is Elegant Touch.
Making his debut at Tours in France, Universal Law won the m maiden by two lengths to become the ninth winner for his sire Proclamation. Others in the field include Bernardini's unbeaten son Biondetti and the impressive Shamardal colt State Opera who broke his maiden in tremendous style, plus two more Listed winners in Janood and Royal Exchange.
The Dandy Nicholls-trained Magic Casement kept his unbeaten record intact on Friday when strolling home by seven lengths to land the seven-furlong nursery at Chester. Persian Herald became the seventh winner for his sire Proclamation when scoring on his third racecourse start for his owner and trainer, the former champion jockey Pat Eddery. The victory came in a Leicester maiden over seven furlongs, in which he dominated the final furlong, kicking clear of his 11 rivals to win by five lengths.
Mary Boyle made her first racecourse outing a winning one when landing a seven-furlong event at Catterick on 13 August to provide trainer Alan McCabe with a winner for his wife Marie, in whose colours the filly runs.
Wotsthehurry became the fourth winner for her first-season sire Proclamation when landing the seven-furlong maiden at Warwick on Friday. First-season sire Proclamation celebrated his second winner when Magic Casement came home well clear of his rivals on his racecourse debut on Thursday, winning the six-furlong maiden at Ripon by two and a half lengths.
Derby day success for speedy son of Bertolini. First-season sire Proclamation celebrated his first winner with the victory of the Rod Millman-trained Rosina Grey over five furlongs at Bath on Sunday. G2 victory for Megastar in the Champion bumper.
His breeder Peter Onslow was, therefore, delighted with the arrival of his full-sister at Sanfield Stud in Lancashire on Monday evening.
Proclamation is not hanging around in the race to be leading first-season sire with three runners entered for races in the first week of the new season. The admirable Suits Me posted yet another in the G3 Winter Derby at Lingfield on Saturday, finishing just three-quarters of a length behind Tranquil Tiger for his first placing at Group level.
Few things can be taken for granted in racing and breeding but one safe bet is that in any given week, somewhere around the world there will be a Bertolini-sired winner. Tous Les Matins made an impressive seasonal debut when running home strongly to win the m maiden at Lyon-la-Soie by a length and a half on Tuesday. In fact, Nicholls stated that, apart from Denman and Master Minded, the son of Kayf Tara was his best chance of the day.
While the stable stars gave Nicholls and their fans a few heart-stopping moments, Alfie Sherrin stuck to the script perfectly in the extended three-mile handicap hurdle to record his third career victory from just four runs. For those of us who love jump racing, the winter is far from dull but now even those resolutely flat racing fans have plenty to keep them entertained outside the turf season with the increase in both quantity and quality of all-weather racing.
Mad Max now has a clean sweep of wins in each National Hunt discipline of bumpers, hurdles and steeplechases and has won five of his six starts. Kayf Tara six-year-old romps to fitting triumph in the Mandarin Chase.
The hugely popular Carruthers landed yet another memorable win when strolling home the length victor of the Mandarin Graduation Chase at Newbury on Tuesday. Four-year-old son of Sagamix adds to his bumper success. The Nicky Henderson-trained Zazamix showed plenty of promise when landing his debut victory over hurdles by three lengths at Bangor-on-Dee on 16 December.
Arc winner and rising jumps sire relocates to Britain. Sagamix, the undefeated Champion three-year-old of France in when he won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for trainer Andre Fabre, has relocated to Britain and will stand at Overbury Stud alongside Britain's champion jumps sire Kayf Tara, Bertolini and Proclamation. Planet of Sound made a stunning seasonal debut to record his first stakes victory in the G2 Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter.
The seven-year-old son of Kayf Tara saw off a quality field, which included Twist Magic, Ashley Brook and Nacarat, to land the two-mile chase by three-and-a-half lengths from Cornas. Venalmar from Kayf Tara's first crop , who missed all of last season due to leg trouble, will have his first run over fences at Thurles on Thursday. His trainer Mouse Morris said: Our stud fees for the coming season have now been agreed, and remain unchanged from Beat Surrender is out of the Miswaki mare Waking Redhead and is a half-brother to the three-time winner Kerno.
All six in Book 2 sold for an average of 22,gns — more than five times his covering fee in Kayf Tara mare Fit To Drive recorded her third win in fine style on 25 September when breaking the track record at Worcester in the two-mile handicap chase.
The Brendan Powell-trained seven-year-old was returning after a five-month lay-off through the summer, having completed the previous season with a novice chase victory at Exeter. That win was the culmination of a highly consistent run of form from Fit To Drive, who recorded her first win at Leicester last November and followed that up with three second-placed efforts in a row. She is now likely to step up to two-and-a-half miles when she heads to Cheltenham next month.
The homebred daughter of Zafeen, who was short-headed in her penultimate start, carries the colours of her breeder, Mrs C Steel. The Swedish-owned colt is out of Atticus and has finished placed on his two other starts to date.
Secret Queen became the fifth winner for Zafeen when running out the easy winner of a six-furlong maiden at Redcar to score by seven lengths. She had good placed form coming into the race having been third on debut at Bath and then twice beaten less than a length when finishing in the runner-up berth at Newbury.
With many of the leading jumping yards having hosted open days in recent weeks, thoughts are already starting to turn towards the National Hunt season, which for many does not really swing into action in any meaningful way until October.
Court Gown added to the list of winners by first-crop sire Zafeen with success at Redcar over seven furlongs on Saturday, 29 August. Having taken the lead with a furlong to run, she stayed on resolutely to prevail by three-quarters of a length.
Dahakaa is the first winner for Dorrati, an unraced daughter of Ribblesdale Stakes winner and Oaks runner-up Bahr. Dahakaa was third on his debut in a Newamrket maiden in May and, despite showing signs of greenness on his second start, he won his race with plenty in hand and looks a colt to follow. Bertolini sired three new two-year-old winners in two days this week with his juveniles winning over five, six and seven furlongs at Musselburgh, Leicester and Goodwood.
Smart filly Water Biscuit had looked a decent prospect on her two previous outings, having twice finished runner-up, and she shed her maiden tag in resolute fashion at Goodwood on 30 July when racing over seven furlongs for the first time, winning by a length-and-a-half under Frankie Dettori.
She has a heart of gold and to come back after a hard race at Newmarket to do what she did there was fantastic. First-season sire Zafeen has been represented by three winners so far this season and it will be no surprise to see that number grow significantly in the second half of the season as he has also had a number of placed horses who have given strong hints that they too will soon be off the mark. The colt has also finished runner-up in two of his other three starts.
Huygens has run just twice and notched his first win on his most recent appearance at Folkestone. Once the pupils have left for the holidays, there is still the small matter of looking after six thoroughbred mares and their offspring and herds of Hereford cattle and Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs. Boys at the Worcesteshire prep school certainly get an all-round introduction to the world of breeding and are actively encouraged to help lead the mares and foals in and out to the paddocks.
The victory of Huygens at Folkestone on 26 June brought up the third winner for his first-crop sire Zafeen, who has also been successful with Zafeereli in France and first-time-out scorer Grand Zafeen. The two-year-old colt, who was bred by Robin and Scarlett Knipe of Cobhall Court Stud, made his debut over six furlongs at Bath on 5 June and clearly relished the extra furlong of his Folkestone assignment, running on strongly to win on his second start.
His four lots sold set the highest average of the sale at 73, Euros, ahead of Presenting on 39, Euros, Oscar 31, Euros and Flemensfirth 26, Euros. Fairmead Princess emanates from an Aga Khan family that has thrown up a number of good jumps winners, including the Grade One winner Behrajan. The Walshtown Stables-consigned gelding is her first foal and, while she was unplaced on the racecourse, Fairmead Princess is out of a four-time hurdles winner and is a half-sister to four National Hunt winners.
A Sandown double was recorded in two hemispheres on Saturday, 13 June with four-year-old Brassini winning his fifth race at Sandown in the UK while three-year-old New Zealand-bred Trustus notched a third win at Sandown in Melbourne. Bertolini made a fine start to the week with four winners in four different countries and in two hemispheres on Monday. In Benalla, Victoria, three-year-old gelding Coppi landed a six-furlong maiden while across the Tasman, fellow NZ-bred Chinon was successful over the same distance at Foxton, also shedding her maiden tag.
Fellow British-born Quiza Quiza Quiza finished third. A colt by Bertolini out of Astuti Waajib was the top lot of the Goresbridge breeze-up sale, which brought the curtain down on the two-year-old sales season at Gowran Park yesterday. With four winners and a 40 per cent winners to runners ratio, Bertolini is top of the table for leading sires of two-year-olds but then that should come as no surprise.
The admirable Kayf Aramis posted arguably his finest victory to date when routing his rivals by 13 lengths at York to win the Ripleycollection. Since his last hit out on the flat, the Kayf Tara seven-year-old has won three times over hurdles for Grand National-winning trainer Venetia Williams, the last of these coming in the Listed Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival.
He will remain in training throughout the summer with the Ascot Stakes and the Cesarewitch both possible targets. No sooner has the brand new jumps season started than up springs another bumper winner for Kayf Tara. Both two-year-olds recorded their first win on Friday. Monalini is a half-brother to Nice Applause, who was, like his dam, a Listed winner in France.
This Is Real made a winning debut in the colours of her trainer Brian Nolan on the all-weather at Dundalk. Out of the dual-winning Docksider mare Banba, she was bred by Jim Halligan. From his first four crops to race he produced 93 winning two-year-olds. The Barry Hills-trained entire won twice as a two-year-old and followed this up with his first Stakes win in the Listed European Free Handicap at Newmarket.
Despite remaining winless last season, Prime Defender recorded yet more black type, being placed in a Listed race at Windsor and finishing a neck second to Ancien Regime in the G3 Champagne Lanson Sprint Stakes at Sandown.
The seven-year-old, who is also a three-time winner on the flat, has now notched the same number of hurdle victories following wins at Chepstow and Warwick in February. It was on Guineas weekend in May that Donna Blini dropped the first hint of her talents. Arian Da was originally sent to Bertolini in his second season at stud, the mating producing the dual Listed winner Prime Defender. Wearing the Gigginstown House Stud colours made famous by Gold Cup hero War Of Attrition, the Paul Nolan-trained gelding posted an impeccable round of jumping en route to his third win under rules.
Since scoring in a point-to-point for his breeder Don Cantillon, who trains in Newmarket, Clan Tara has made six starts, finishing placed on each other occasion. Her achievements are made all the more remarkable by the fact that Material World had only one eye, after injuring her left eye in a gallops accident as a four-year-old and eventually having to have it removed.
Happily for Suzy, her association with her star performer did not end when the mare left her Lewes yard. Material World, who retired on a mark of , was bred to Kayf Tara last season and her first foal is due in May. With his links to the much-loved Lord Oaksey, Carruthers has attracted attention since his racecourse debut in May but he has proved worthy of his place in the limelight, with five wins and three seconds from nine runs to date.
From September he has sired 21 winners and 30 place-getters of National Hunt flat races, among them the highly promising Grade Two winner Mad Max and Cheltenham Champion Bumper hopeful Jau, who is a half-brother to Sergeant Cecil. Bertolini six-year-old Suits Me has carved a reputation for being thoroughly tough and durable and so he proved again on Tuesday when making all to win in the Listed Mill Wood Winter Open Stakes at Lingfield over ten furlongs.
The contest saw him reverse the places with another consistent yardstick, Dansant, who had the edge on Suits Me in the Listed Quebec Stakes at the same track in December. In total, he has now won 11 races and been placed on 12 occasions. This was the first win for the four-year-old who has finished runner-up on three occasions and is trained in Seville by up-and-coming young trainer Guillermo Arizkorreta, a former assistant to Luca Cumani.
With his first crop of runners now aged seven, Kayf Tara is being represented by more and more highly promising jumpers as evidenced by the raft of entries for his offspring at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Mad Max looks likely to go straight to Cheltenham and, if so, will arrive with his unbeaten record intact. He has won two bumpers, including a G2 event at Newbury last season, and has impressed in his two hurdle runs to date, beating the subsequent Cheltenham December meeting winner Karabak on the first of these.
Michael Flips has also had four runs and has been bettered just once, when second at Kempton in November. His trainer Andy Turnell said: He made a very bad blunder at the penultimate flight when he was second to Show Winner in November, and cut his knee open. All three are in training with Philip Hobbs. In setting a time of Despite so much racing being lost to the cold snap, he has had six winners since the start of The first of these marked the welcome return of Carruthers, making his first appearance since 31 October in only his second start over fences.
The British-bred gelding is out of Hiwaayati, who has bred four winners to date and has a yearling colt by Zafeen and a filly foal by Proclamation. Tot Of The Knar justified her odds-on favouritism when running out the length winner of a 2m 5. The six-year-old Kayf Tara mare was notching her fourth career success after winning on her first two starts in May and June of this year. She followed up with victory at Stratford in August and her combined winning margin from her four wins to date is a whopping 50 lengths.
Duke Of Miskin, a five-year-old gelding , bred by Mr and Mrs Robert Chugg, was the three-length winner of a two-and-a-half-mile introductory hurdle after taking the lead with two flights left to jump and running on strongly to the post.
A Grade Two bumper winner last season, the statuesque Kayf Tara gelding is now unbeaten in three starts. Their winning dam Lucky Dip, by Tirol, has produced four winners to date. Bertolini, the sire of a Group One-winning juvenile from his first crop, will return to Overbury Stud, where he started his stud career in From Bertolini's first three European crops, he sired 77 two-year-old winners — a feat bettered by only one other stallion.
Overbury Stud manager Simon Sweeting said: His eldest runners are still only six but he has enjoyed a wonderful year with seven black-type performers to his name, including the highly promising Carruthers, Venalmar, Give It Time and Mad Max.
But she was merely one of a whole host of juvenile winners he sired that year, and it was a similar story in both and In fact, his total of individual two-year-old winners from his first three crops was Only one stallion anywhere else in the world has managed to beat this huge tally from three crops of racing age. Last year, was his third year with two-year-olds running and he celebrated it by becoming the leading sire of juveniles in Britain and Ireland by number of winners.
He was also the top all-weather sire in He is not, however, just a source of precocious talent. Among his older horses are the talented pair Moorhouse Lad and Prime Defender.
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