Here at Newstead we have always enjoyed breeding horses and this has continued. This year we welcomed three new foals into the world.
Oleohneh: Oleohneh won two bumpers and ran well over hurdles before injury curtailed her career. She was covered by Fame And Glory and her subsequent colt was sold as a foal. He was resold last year at the Land Rover Sale and is now in training with Henry de Bromhead. Named Old Durham Town we are looking forward to following his career. Her second foal sadly died and we have retained the next three for now. Her two year old is a gelding by Pether’s Moon. Her yearling is a filly be Blue Bresil. She has been registered for the Great British Bonus and is eligible for Bonus’s for £20,000. Her foal is a colt by Yeats, a sire I really like.
Our Ethel: Ethel has been a broodmare for quite some time and has had 14 foals. She has had six winners to date and we have some nice young ones coming through who should add to that tally. As she was 21 years of age last year we decided this would be her last foal and covered her with Passing Glance. The result is a rather lovely filly who is a full sister to Cheltenham and Aintree winning hurdler Attaglance. She is also eligible for the £20k GGB and will be registered for the scheme.
Ethelwyn: Our Ethels only winning filly to date. She has been difficult to get in foal but we succeeded and the result is a Norse Dancer colt. They had a rocky start but they are both thriving now.
None of the mares have been covered this year and next year we will cover Oleohneh and Ethelwyn.