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 & placed in the Gr.1 Coral Future Champions Finale Juvenile Hurdle 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 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
July 22, 2017
Fabulous filly Hestina (4f Soldier Of Fortune-Diagora, by Highest Honor) enjoyed her third, and most impressive, success over hurdles when… 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