Soldier Of Fortune – A very exciting National Hunt recruit by Galileo
Soldier Of Fortune is out of a half-sister to SHOLOKHOV (sire of multiple Grade 1 winner DON COSSACK)
Top class racehorse, rated 131 by Timeform – bettered only amongst his generation by Epsom Derby winner AUTHORIZED
5 Graded winners in 2017 from only 25 runners in GB & Ireland under NH rules!
Top performers include:
Gr.1 Juvenile Hurdle winner Mega Fortune who was also runner-up in the Gr.1 Triumph Hurdle
Slowmotion – 5-time winner including a Gr.2 Juvenile Hurdle, Gr.3 and Listed Mares Chase
Flying Tiger – 3-time winner including the Gr.3 Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle & 3rd in the Gr.1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle
Tin Soldier – dual winner including a Gr.3 Novices’ Hurdle for Willie Mullins & Gr.1 placed
Early Doors – 3-time winner for Joseph O’Brien including the Gr.3 Fishery Lane Hurdle & runner-up in the Gr.1 Royal Bond Novice Hurdle
Mercenaire – 25-length juvenile hurdle winner, Gr.1 & Listed placed for Nick Williams
Carlita Du Berlais, a leading 3YO hurdler in France in 2015
“Soldier Of Fortune has every right to excel as a sire of jumpers. The grandsires of his dam, the Flat Listed winner Affianced, are Busted and Lord Gayle, two stallions whose descendants have made a major impact on the National Hunt world.” Andrew Caulfield, Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder
His only two lots at the Land Rover Sale realised €95,000 (to Ryan Mahon) and €85,000 (to Mags O’Toole).
First Irish crop foals in 2017 sold for €72,000, €70,000 (filly), €55,000, €50,000 etc.
January 25, 2018
Three-time Flat winner Scarpeta (5g Soldier Of Fortune-Sanada, by Priolo) looked an exciting hurdling recruit when scoring by 17 lengths… View Article
January 12, 2018
Soldier Of Fortune sired another promising hurdle winner on Thursday when Pietralunga (5m Soldier Of Fortune-Ascot One, by Septieme Ciel)… View Article
January 10, 2018
Trainer Oliver Greenall has his sights set on Newbury’s valuable Betfair Hurdle with Zalvados (5g Soldier Of Fortune-Zariyana, by Desert… View Article
December 14, 2017
A member of Leading Light’s second crop was one of the stars on the opening day of the Goffs December… View Article
November 26, 2017
The Nick Williams-trained Mercenaire (3g Soldier Of Fortune-Southwold, by Take Risks) proved himself as good as any juvenile hurdler seen… View Article
November 16, 2017
Soldier Of Fortune’s first Irish-sired crop were in big demand at this week’s Tattersalls Ireland November Sale. Heading the way… View Article
November 13, 2017
J P McManus’s Early Doors (4g Soldier Of Fortune-Ymlaen, by Desert Prince) confirmed himself one of this season’s brightest novice… View Article
October 30, 2017
J P McManus’s Early Doors (4g Soldier Of Fortune-Ymlaen, by Desert Prince) won a Wexford maiden hurdle on Monday as… View Article
AT 2 YEARS
2nd Criterium de Saint-Cloud-Gr.1, 10f., Saint-Cloud beaten ¾ lengths by Passage Of Time.
AT 3 YEARS & 4 YEARS
1st Irish Derby-Gr.1, 12f., Curragh by 9 lengths from Alexander Of Hales and Eagle Mountain.
1st Coronation Cup-Gr.1, 12f., Epsom by ¾ lengths from Youmzain and MacArthur.
1st Prix Niel-Gr.2, 12f., Longchamp by 1½ lengths from Sagara and Zambezi Sun.
1st Prix Noailles-Gr.2, 10½f., Longchamp by 1½ lengths from Spirit One and Spycrawler.
2nd Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud-Gr.1, 12f., Saint-Cloud beaten ½ a length by Youmzain.
3rd Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe-Gr.1, 12f., Longchamp beaten 2½ lengths by Zarkava and Youmzain.
Rated 131 by Timeform