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23rd November - In a star-studded career, Washington DC defeated 20 individual Group/Grade 1 winners of 35 Group/Grade 1 races:
ACLAIM, AIR FORCE BLUE, ALPHA DELPHINI, CELESTINE, GOLDREAM, GORDON LORD BYRON,
HAVANA GREY, JUNGLE CAT, LADY AURELIA, LIBRISA BREEZE, LIMATO, MAAREK, MABS CROSS, MARSHA, MECCA'S ANGEL, MONGOLIAN SATURDAY, PROFITABLE, QUIET REFLECTION, SOLE POWER, and TWILIGHT SON.

9th November - PRESS RELEASE - Bearstone Stud Announce Their Stallion Fees For 2019

Washington DC will stand his first season at £6,000 October 1st Special Live Foal. The son of Zoffany won five stakes races and finished a close second in two Group 1 races and three Group 2s.

Terry Holdcroft, owner of Bearstone Stud, said: “He is a tough and very classy horse with a devastating turn-of-foot and was always competitive at the highest level in three countries. There is a tremendous amount of speed on both sides of his pedigree and the feedback we’ve already received from breeders strengthens our belief that he is just the kind of stallion the market wants.”

“We’ve pitched his opening fee at a very competitive price and will be making available a small number of breeding rights.”

Fountain of Youth, the Group winning son of Oasis Dream and Attraction who has his first runners next year, remains at £4,500 October 1st Special Live Foal.

“We’ve been very encouraged by the reception given to his first yearlings which fetched up to £50,000 at the sales,” remarked Holdcroft.  “Many of them will be joining some of the best trainers of sprinters in the country and he’s got every chance of being among the early winners next season.”

20th October - FIRST CROP FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH YEARLINGS IN STRONG DEMAND
Among the highlights are the following yearlings which will go into training with some of the country's leading sprint trainers:-

colt ex Catmint £50,000 - Clive Cox
colt x Margrets Gift 40,000gns
colt x Choisette £35,000 - Kevin Ryan
filly x Wether Girl £32,000 - Martyn Meade
colt x Fantacise 28,000gns
colt x Dayville £26,000 - Tom Clover
filly x Bereka £ 25,000 - Richard Hannon

Other yearlings have been allocated to Mark Johnston, Kevin Ryan, Tim Easterby, Bryan Smart & Richard Fahey.

15th October - PRESS RELEASE - WASHINGTON DC TO RETIRE TO BEARSTONE STUD IN 2019

Bearstone Stud announces that Washington DC, the Group-winning sprinter by Zoffany, will retire to Bearstone Stud in 2019.

Washington DC

Trained by Aidan O’Brien, Washington DC won the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2015 before finishing runner-up to European Champion 2yo Air Force Blue in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at The Curragh.

The following season, he recorded two further victories at stakes-level and went close in two Group 1 races. At Royal Ascot, he finished third to Quiet Reflection in the Commonwealth Cup and in October second to Marsha in the Prix de l’Abbaye at Chantilly, beating Mecca’s Angel, Profitable and Ardad. Earlier that season, he had finished a neck second to Take Cover in the Group 2 King George Stakes at Goodwood with Marsha, Easton Angel and Pearl Secret further back.

As a four-year-old, he won the Group 3 Phoenix Sprint Stakes at The Curragh, beating Cougar Mountain, Gordon Lord Byron, Moviesta and Kimberella and was beaten a head by Marsha in the Group 3 Palace House Stakes at Newmarket, ahead of Goldream, Kachy and Alpha Delphini.

This season, he finished a head behind Battaash in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock, ahead of Mabs Cross and Havana Grey. He retires with career earnings of £513,622.

Washington DC is from the first crop of Zoffany, the Champion First Crop Sire in 2015. His dam, the Shinko Forest mare How’s She Cuttin’, was a seven-time winner over five furlongs and he comes from the family of champion racehorse and successful sire Grand Lodge.

Terry Holdcroft, owner of Bearstone Stud, commented: “I’ve followed his career since he won at Royal Ascot as a two-year-old and everyone at Bearstone is thrilled to have the opportunity to stand him in Britain. He is a very fast horse, comes from a very speedy family and is by a stallion that had a Royal Ascot two-year-old treble in his first season.”

Washington DC will join Fountain of Youth at Bearstone Stud.  A stud fee will be announced later.

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.

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