Vadamos conformation shot

Vadamos to stand at Grange Stud

Vadamos has been purchased by Coolmore from Tally-Ho Stud and will stand under the N.H. banner at Grange Stud for the 2021 season at a fee of €6,000. The French bred has a very similar profile to the popular Maxios, who joined the ranks at Castlehyde last year, being a winner of the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp-Gr.1 and a son of leading N.H. influence Monsun.

Racing for owner/breeders Haras de Saint Pair, Vadamos is out of the Listed winner Celebre Vadala who ran in the colours of HH The Aga Khan as did her half-brother Valixir, winner of the Queen Anne Stakes-Gr.1 and the Prix d’Ispahan-Gr.1. In addition to winning the Prix du Moulin-Gr.1 where he easily defeated Group 1 winners Zelzal and Zarak, Vadamos bested classic winner Ervedya in the Prix du Muguet-Gr.2 and was a comfortable winner of the Prix Messidor-Gr.3 with all these wins coming over a mile.

“Vadamos always impressed me with his raw talent,” said his trainer Andre Fabre. “It is well documented that no other horse in my yard could beat him in the mornings and his final 200 metre time in the Moulin of 10.47s is absolutely top-class.”

The first crop of Vadamos have just turned three and include no less than 14 individual winners at two years. Amongst the higher-profile performers is the Karl Burke-trained Spycatcher who was a half-length second to subsequent Criterium de Saint-Cloud-Gr.1 winner Gear Up in the Acomb Stakes-Gr.3 at York. Joseph O’Brien’s dual winner Messidor holds an entry in the Irish 1,000 Guineas-Gr.1 while other first crop juveniles scored for the likes of Andrew Balding, Henry de Bromhead, Stan Moore, Ralph Beckett, Jamie Osborne and Richard Hannon.

Second crop yearlings by Vadamos at the 2020 sales realised up to 220,000gns.

“Vadamos is a smashing looking horse who has made an excellent start with his first runners and we’re delighted to get him,” said Grange Stud Manager Albert Sherwood.