Coolmore Offers Star Studded Stallions Including American Pharaoh

Coolmore Offers Star Studded Stallions Including American Pharaoh

Ashford Stud, located in the heart of Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass, is Coolmore’s home in America. While now much larger in size, the initial tract of land that Ashford consisted of was 465 acres. That land was originally part of an important cattle farm owned by Col. Edmund H. Taylor Jr. who founded the Old Taylor Distilleries in nearby Frankfort. Known as Hereford Farm, the property was developed around 1912 and operated as a cattle farm up until the late 1970s. At that time, Dr. Bill Lockridge began to transform the farm into a state of the art stud, fit for the finest stallions in the world.

After three years of careful planning and construction, Ashford opened its doors for the 1982 breeding season. The stallion roster was headlined by Storm Bird, a horse that was the highest rated two-year-old in Europe while trained by the legendary Vincent O’Brien. Among the resident mares at Ashford in 1982 was Terlingua. Her mating to Storm Bird that year would have a lasting impact on thoroughbred breeding worldwide through the exploits of their prolific son Storm Cat.

When Ashford became part of Coolmore in the mid-1980s, Storm Bird, along with the likes of El Gran Senor and Woodman, helped to establish Coolmore’s reputation on an international level through the late 80s and early 90s.

1996 marked the retirement of Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch, who is out of a daughter of Storm Bird, to Ashford. Thunder Gulch would soon gain the distinction of being the first champion sire to stand at Ashford when he topped the general sire’s list in 2001. Not to be outdone, Ashford sires Hennessy (2001), Tale of the Cat (2003) and Giant’s Causeway (2005 & 2014), all earned champion juvenile sire honors to add to those won by Woodman in 1990 and 1994.

AIR FORCE BLUE – NEW
War Front – Chatham $25,000

AMERICAN PHAROAH
Pioneerof The Nile – Littleprincessemma Private

COMPETITIVE EDGE
Super Saver – Magdalena’s Chase $10,000

DECLARATION OF WAR
War Front – Tempo West $35,000

FUSAICHI PEGASUS
Mr. Prospector – Angel Fever $7,500

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
Storm Cat – Mariah’s Storm $75,000

LOOKIN AT LUCKY
Smart Strike – Private Feeling $17,500

MAGICIAN
Galileo – Absolutelyfabulous $7,500

MUNNINGS
Speightstown – La Comete $25,000

SHANGHAI BOBBY
Harlan’s Holiday – Steelin’ $25,000

STAY THIRSTY
Bernardini – Marozia $10,000

TALE OF THE CAT
Storm Cat – Yarn $30,000

UNCLE MO
Indian Charlie – Playa Maya $150,000

VANCOUVER – NEW
Medaglia d’Oro – Skates $15,000

VERRAZANO
More Than Ready – Enchanted Rock $17,500

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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