Best in the World Use MSM: The National Stud
Introduction | About the
Stud | The Horses |
In July, 2010, we took a holiday to
the UK to visit family, friends and relatives.
our stay in the UK, we made a point of visiting the
National Stud in Newmarket. Below you'll find
information about the stud, the horses, and also a
picture gallery from our visit to the stud.
And guess what we discovered after
a little research... The top-quality food stuffs fed to
the stallions (and we're talking about Grand National
Winners here), contains MSM. Stallions such as
Bahamian Bounty, whose stud fee is $16,000,
Cockney Rebel, Pastoral Pursuits and Phoenix
Reach to name but a few, are all fed with the finest
quality feed, containing MSM.
We also encountered 2004 Grand
National Winner; Amberleigh House, now retired
and with a taste for Polo mints! He is also fed the same
MSM enriched feed.
So; if it's good enough for the
National Stud, worth millions of dollars, it's got to be
good enough for you, and your horse(s).
About the Stud
The National Stud is a United
Kingdom Thoroughbred horse breeding farm located three
kilometres from Newmarket. The Stud originated in 1916
as a result of a gift by William Hall Walker (later Lord
Wavertree) of the entire bloodstock of his stud farm in
Tully, Kildare town in County Kildare, Ireland. As part
of the arrangement, the British government acquired the
Irish property along with Walker's training stables in
England. In 1943, the newly formed Irish Government took
over the Tully property and the Irish National Stud
Company Ltd. was formed. The Irish bloodstock was then
transferred to the Sandley Stud in Dorset. The stud's
operations were expanded after the World War II with the
purchase of a stud at West Grinstead in Sussex.
In 1963 the decision was made to sell the Stud's mares
and operate only as a stallion station. The two existing
breeding farms were sold and operations consolidated
into a single new facility built on 500 acres (2 km≤) of
land at Newmarket.
The National Stud's charity is known as the Wavertree
Charitable Trust in William Hall Walker's memory and its
Wavertree House contains a number of paintings he
donated from his collection of sporting art.
Currently the National Stud facilities accommodates up
to eight stallions and as many as 200 broodmares.
According to its website, the stud offers a range of
services to horse breeders, including stallions at stud,
seasonal and permanent boarding, sales preparation and
quarantine for export. The Stud is to be involved with
the partnership of Bottisham Village College which comes
with the schools new Trust Status as of September 2010.
Note: Amounts quoted in Guineas (gns),
Euros (€), and British Pounds (£) have been translated
approximately into Australian Dollars and are shown in
parentheses. These figures were correct as of October
Fee for 2009
Sire of 2
European Sprint Champions
yearlings sold for 210,000gns
at the 2008 Tattersalls October Sale Book 1 and
at the 2008 Goffs Millions Sale.
dual Group 1 winning 2yo, BAHAMIAN BOUNTY
has also proven himself as a top-class stallion. A
leading British and European first, second and
third-season sire, BAHAMIAN BOUNTY made
an impression from the start of his stud career.
He is the sire of 2 individual
European Champions: PASTORAL PURSUITS
and GOODRICKE, who captured 2 of
Europe's most prestigious Group 1 sprint races of 2005
with high-class performances.
formerly a Gr.3 winner and
record-breaker at 2 years and a Gr.2
winner and record-breaker at 3 years, was awesome in his
triumph in the 2005 Gr.1 July Cup. In a
field of 19, he came from seventh position inside the
final furlong to burn his way past Avonbridge to
Full brother GOODRICKE
progressed from a promising 2yo career, to be a dual
Gr.1 performer at 3. Finishing a close
second in the Gr.1 Prix Maurice de
Gheest, he subsequently produced an exceptional
performance in the 2005 Gr.1 Sprint
Cup, to win by a length.
His 2008 yearling average (at
18.11.08) is 35,039gns ($59,900)
(over 3 1/2 times the £10,000
($16,000) stud fee paid). His stud career ratio
is an impressive 56% winners to runners from his first 7
Stud Fee for 2010
October, No Foal Free Return )
Classic Winning 3 year old
yearlings in 2010
Classic winner COCKNEY REBEL represents
an unrivalled opportunity for breeders to tap into the
best and fastest bloodlines of the modern era.
blazed across the Classic-race summer of '07, becoming
only the second equine athlete of the past 15 years (and
the sixth in racing history) to win both the English and
Irish 2000 Guineas Classics; victories that stamped
COCKNEY REBEL as among the very best
milers of his or any other generation.
The last to achieve the incredible
double Guineas feat was a certain young sire sensation
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR - who was slower than COCKNEY
REBEL in both races!
COCKNEY REBEL is
by VAL ROYAL, the fastest ever Breeders' Cup Mile
winner. VAL ROYAL built a reputation of international
influence with leading performers throughout Europe as
well as North America and Australia - and his Classic
winning son COCKNEY REBEL promises to
be just as popular.
Stud Fee for 2010
2010: a Group One winner, a French Champion,
Timeform rated 118
packed the stuff of dreams into his two-year-old career.
Bred for speed and precocity, MYBOYCHARLIE
produced speed and precocity.
Unbeaten in his first three
racecourse starts he won the Group 3
Anglesey Stakes second time out from subsequent Listed
runner-up Tuscan Evening. Just six weeks after this
racecourse debut, the son of Danetime travelled to
France, to Deauville and the Group 1
Prix Morny and a blitzing victory.
Held up through the pack,
MYBOYCHARLIE revealed an electric turn of foot
quickening past the subsequent dual Group 1
winner Natagora, making her look as though she were
going backwards. According to Timeform, the Irish colt
made the filly seem almost one-paced as he sped clear to
a cosy 2 length success.
After France came Ireland and
MYBOYCHARLIE lost nothing in defeat
when stepped up in trip for the Group 1
National Stakes, coming home just two-and-a- half
lengths in third behind the subsequent champion New
Approach and Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner, Rio de la
who finished his two-year-old year as the second
top-rated juvenile in Ireland, was not just a talented
and extremely fast racehorse, he is a strong,
good-looking horse too. Australian breeders have
realised just what an addition he is to the sire ranks,
sending him an outstanding book of mares for his first
southern hemisphere crop.
By the sprinting sensation Danetime,
a son of sire of sires Danehill, MYBOYCHARLIE
is an exciting addition to The National Stud roster. You
will have to move as quickly as he ran to use him.
Stud Fee for 2010
European Champion Sprinter of 2005
PURSUITS showed class and precocity from the
outset of his racing career, finishing runner-up on his
debut, followed by 3 convincing wins on the bounce,
including victory in the Gr.3 Sirenia
Stakes at Kempton, where he broke the 2yo track record.
At 3, he was again runner-up on his seasonal debut, in a
Listed race. This was followed by an impressive win in
the Gr.2 Park Stakes at Doncaster,
beating Firebreak by 11/2 lengths and again breaking the
At 4, he won Europe's premier
sprint race, the Gr.1 July Cup. In a
field of 19, including reigning Sprint Champion Somnus,
PASTORAL PURSUITS showed a phenomenal
turn of foot to come from seventh position inside the
final furlong to win comfortably by 11/2 lengths,
beating Avonbridge. The year culminated in claiming the
title of Joint European Sprint Champion of 2005.
Of his 10 starts, PASTORAL
PURSUITS won 6 and was twice runner-up. He was
a tough and consistent racehorse who proved that he goes
on any ground. Furthermore, he is a good-looking horse
with correct conformation and a faultless temperament.
Stud Fee for 2010
October, No Foal Free Return)
Globetrotting Triple Group 1 Winner
runners in 2010
REACH was runner-up to multiple Group 1 placed
Norse Dancer on his only start at 2 years. His return to
the track as a 3yo was extremely impressive: winning
first time out, followed by a convincing win in the
Gr.3 Gordon Stakes (beating High
Accolade). He next ran in the Gr.1 St
Leger, performing admirably and finishing 3rd (to Brian
Boru). His greatest performance as a 3yo, however, was
his victory in the Grade 1 Canadian
International, where he reversed placings with Brian
Boru, beating him into 3rd place.
His 4yo career included some solid
Gr.1 performances, culminating in his
superb Gr.1 win in the Hong Kong Vase
at Sha Tin, beating Gr.1 winners Polish
Summer and Brian Boru.
His debut at 5 years saw him storm
home to a 2 length victory in the Gr.1
Dubai Sheema Classic at Nad Al Sheeba, beating
Gr.1 winners Powerscourt, Collier Hill and
Cherry Mix. In the same season, he ran a great race to
finish second in the Gr.1 International
Cup at Kranji, Singapore, beating Alexander Goldrun.
PHOENIX REACH boasts the
remarkable achievement of having beaten 29 individual
Group 1 winners and 23 Group winners in his career from
only 16 starts, proving that he raced only in the
highest of company throughout his career.
This horse's highly impressive race
record and outstanding courage, combined with a well
connected pedigree, undoubtedly make him a top stallion
ZoŽ with Amberleigh House -
2004 Grand National Winner.
His earnings totaled £556,432
($906,000) over his career.
He is now retired and living at the
European Champion Sprinter of 2005
Retired British Thoroughbred
racehorse and active sire. He is sire of 2
European Sprint Champions. His earnings totaled £204,981
($322,052) over his career.
Mill Reef (1968-1986)
Champion Thoroughbred racehorse in the United Kingdom.
His earnings totaled £309,225
($504,000) over his career.
The grave of Mill Reef
Eternity Ring (Born 2010) -
sold for £55,137 ($90,000)
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Stables at The National Stud
Note the passageway in the centre,
through to breeding enclosure.
Also note the weathervane, bearing