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16th August - VIEW FIRST CROP FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH YEARLINGS AT GOFFS UK - 28th - 30th AUGUST
His impressive looking first yearlings include strong, athletic two-year-old types. Lot 414
- Yearling half-brother to nine winners including three stakes horses and the dam of Champion 2YO HEARTS OF FIRE from the first crop of Group winning sprinter FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH. From the family of 2018 Oaks winner FOREVER TOGETHER.

Lot 414

Goffs Uk Premier & Silver Sale Lots :
42, 297, 342, 356, 378, 385, 414, 495, 506, 515, 552, 579, 636, 667, 675

11th August - SHERGAR CUP DOUBLE FOR BEARSTONE BORN AND RAISED PAIR
The annual Shergar Cup challenge at Ascot was bookended by a pair of horses who were born and raised at Bearstone Stud. Both were bred by Crossfields Bloodstock, a long term client of the stud. Tis Marvellous, a 4yo son of Harbour Watch and the Oasis Dream mare Mythicism, won the opening 5 furlong Shergar Cup Dash and Green Power, a 3yo son of Kheleyf and the Elnadim mare Hakuraa, won the concluding 6 furlong Shergar Cup Sprint.

7th March - MATTMU HAS HAD HIS FIRST MARE SCANNED IN FOAL
Our new stallion Mattmu has had his first mare scanned in foal. She is Alhaarth’s daughter Today’s The Day, a half-sister to nine winners, three of them – Day Of Conquest, Day By Day and Thought Is Free – with black type, plus the dam of Gr.1 winner Hearts Of Fire, who was another bred by the stud. This is also the well-known family of Al Bahathri.

30th January - VIEW MATTMU AT THE TBA STALLION PARADE AT TATTERSALLS
Tattersalls February Sale will once again commence with the TBA Flat Stallion Parade on Thursday February 1st, 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.

22nd December - Stallions retiring to stud in GB & IRE in 2018 by Timeform Rating at 2 years

  • 123 Caravaggio €35,000
  • 120 Churchill €35,000
  • 118 National Defense €12,000
  • 115 Ribchester €30,000
  • 113 Mattmu £3,000
  • 113 Galileo Gold €15,000
  • 111 Highland Reel €17,500
  • 110 Decorated Knight €15,000
  • 109 Cotai Glory €6,000
  • 107 Ardad £6,500
  • 105 Postponed £20,000
  • 100 Profitable €12,000
  • 94  Barney Roy £10,000
  • 92  Jack Hobbs £4,000
  • 91  Time Test £8,500
  • 83  Aclaim £12,500
  • 81  Ulysses £30,000

21st November - Please click here to download our brochure for 2018

8th November - For more information on MATTMU please click here

7th November - MATTMU TO RETIRE TO BEARSTONE STUD IN 2018

Bearstone Stud announces that Mattmu, the Group 2 winning sprinter who was born and raised at Bearstone, will return in 2018 to take up stud duties on behalf of his owner-breeder, James Bowers.

Mattmu was a high-class and consistent sprinter who won six times at six furlongs in a four-year career that earned his connections almost £400,000.  He was trained by Tim Easterby to win the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte at two.  The following season, he scored another overseas success when winning the Group 3 Phoenix Sprint at the Curragh.  That victory was enough to earn him the accolade of joint-champion three-year-old sprinter in Ireland in 2015.  On his next start, he finished third to the fillies Mecca’s Angel and Acapulco in the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York.  Briefly retired at the end of the 2016 season, Mattmu returned to training this spring and won the Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon in August in what was to prove his final race.

Mattmu is by the former Bearstone stallion Indesatchel, a son of Danehill Dancer and the leading British first crop sire in 2010.  His family includes Godswalk, who won the 1977 King’s Stand Stakes for Robert Sangster and Vincent O’Brien and was a successful stallion in Ireland.

Terry Holdcroft, owner of Bearstone Stud, commented: “Everyone at Bearstone is thrilled to welcome home such a classy and consistent horse.  He was a real six furlongs specialist who acted on different types of ground and was incredibly sound.  He deserves his chance at stud and we will be supporting him with our own mares.”

Mattmu will join Fountain of Youth at Bearstone Stud.  His stud fee has been set at £3,000 October 1st Special Live Foal.

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