Ocovango, a top class 3YO by leading National Hunt influence Monsun
Unbeaten at 2 years
Winner of the Gr.2 Prix Greffulhe at 3 years and third in the Gr.1 Grand Prix de Paris
“Strong, good-bodied colt: very smart performer in 2013, winning listed race and Prix Greffulhe, both at Saint-Cloud: looked unlucky not to finish closer when 2 lengths fifth to Ruler Of The World in Derby at Epsom next time” Timeform
“We think Ocovango has a lot in common with Flemensfirth, he’s a lovely big horse, a great colour and like Flemensfirth he was unbeaten at two, a Group winner over 10 furlongs and being by Monsun he’s an outcross for all the Sadler’s Wells-line mares.” The Beeches Stud manager Robert McCarthy
“He’s got the ability, balance, the attitude, the breeding. He’s a serious horse” 25-time Champion trainer Andre Fabre
First crop foals sold for €23,000, €21,000, €21,000, €19,000, €18,000, €17,000 etc.
Buyers included Walter Connors of Springmount, Richard Downes, Edmond Ryan of Weir View, Ryan Mahon, Bryan Murphy, Kevin Ross Bloodstock, Pat Fennessy, Gerry Hogan Bloodstock, Brendan Bashford Bloodstock, Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables, Tim Dennis of Thorne Farm, Richard Rohan, Ted Walsh, Ian Ferguson etc.
December 5, 2016
The well-vaunted first-crop foals by Ocovango were snapped up by a variety of respected admirers at the recent National Hunt… View Article
January 7, 2016
The first foal by Beeches Stud stallion Ocovango (Monsun) was born at Peria Stud last night when A Long Way,… View Article
January 9, 2015
Ocovango, trained in France by Andre Fabre, has been purchased to stand at The Beeches Stud under the Coolmore National… View Article
AT 2 YEARS
1st Conditions race, 8f., Saint Cloud by 1 ½ lengths from Bravodino and Artibai.
AT 3 YEARS & 4 YEARS
1st Prix Greffulhe-Gr.2, 10f., Saint Cloud by ½ length from Bravodino and Wire To Wire.
1st Prix Francois Mathet-L.R, 10½ f., Saint Cloud by 1½ lengths from Park Reel and Max Dynamite.
3rd Grand Prix de Paris-Gr.1, 12f., Longchamp beaten 2½ lengths by Flintshire and Manndari.
3rd Prix Niel-Gr.2, 12f., Longchamp beaten ¾ lengths by Kizuna and Ruler Of The World.
3rd La Coupe-Gr.3, 10f., Longchamp beaten 2¼ lengths by Narniyn and Ipswich.
5th Epsom Derby-Gr.1, 12f., Epsom beaten only 2 lengths by Ruler Of The World, Libertarian and Galileo Rock.
Rated 119 by Timeform at 3 years