Soldier Of Fortune

Bay 2004 
Galileo – Affianced
Distance won over: 8f. – 12f.

Group 1 performer at 2, Group 1 winner at 3 and 4

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Stands at the Beeches Stud

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
Angel’s Share
– multiple winner including a Listed hurdle at Auteuil.
– 25-length juvenile hurdle winner, Gr.1 & Listed placed for Nick Williams
Scarpeta – 17-length maiden hurdle winner for Willie Mullins, 3rd in a Gr.2 Novice Hurdle & 4th in the Gr.1 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
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.


2nd Criterium de Saint-Cloud-Gr.1, 10f., Saint-Cloud beaten ¾ lengths by Passage Of Time.


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