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

Fee for 2017: €6,000

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

Sire of over 220 winners on the flat and over jumps including:
Grade 1 Juvenile Hurdle winner Mega Fortune who was also runner-up in the G1 Triumph Hurdle
Slowmotion, an impressive 7 length Gr.2 Juvenile Hurdle winner & 4 length Listed Mares Chase winner
Flying Tiger – G3 Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle winner
Dual winner, Tin Soldier, including a Gr.3 Novices’ Hurdle for Willie Mullins & Gr.1 placed
Carlita Du Berlais, a leading 3YO hurdler in France in 2015
Soldier In Action, a 14-length juvenile hurdle winner, trained by Nicky Henderson
Early Doors won a competitive bumper at Punchestown by 9 lengths for Joseph O’Brien

2016 flat performers include Gr.1 winner Rey del Rock, Listed winners Shutterbug, Amie Noire & Bokan, 11-time winner Fire Fighting etc.

“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 February 2016

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